Mental health providers from the U.S. Public Health Services, in coordination with the Community Guidance Center, are offering multiple opportunities to enrich healing after Super Typhoon Yutu through psychological first aid.
PFA is an evidence-informed approach that is built on the concept of human resilience. PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis.
Emotional distress is not always as visible as a physical injury, but it can be just as painful and debilitating. After going through a life-changing experience it is common to be affected emotionally. Some common reactions are confusion, fear, feelings of hopelessness, feelings of helplessness, sleep problems, physical pain, anxiety, anger, grief, shock, aggressiveness, withdrawal, guilt, shaken religious faith, loss of confidence in self or others.
Human beings all respond differently to disasters. Learning ways to cope and work through the event can build up a person and a community. There will be four sessions available to the public. Each session will last one hour and can accommodate up to 25 participants. The training will be hosted in CGC’s conference room, on the second floor of the TSL Plaza.
Sessions will start this Friday, Nov. 30, 2018:
Morning sessions are from 9am to 10am and from 10:30am to 11:30am.
Afternoon sessions are from 1pm to 2pm and from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
To register or for additional information, contact Wilma Villanueva or Maria Camacho at (670) 323-6560/61. (PR)