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Trauma First Aid: When and How to Safely Help

An emotional first aid kit contains practices and creative interventions that can help someone who has experienced trauma and needs support. It also comes with a set of guidelines to prevent further traumatization. Together we unpack this kit, explore the tools of trauma first aid and practice using them to prepare you to help others in time of need.

This course can be applied to the Professional Certificate in Human Services.


Patricia Clason

Patricia Clason

Patricia Clason, RCC has 33 years of experience with trauma survivors, guiding their emotional healing through emotional intelligence (EQ) intensive programs. A professional speaker, trainer, consultant and coach, Patricia has led weekend retreats for military veterans, Healing Warrior Hearts, and ... read more

Who Should Attend

  • Staff at shelters or youth care programs
  • Social workers
  • HR professionals
  • Medical administrative and support staff
  • Nurses
  • Occupational therapists
  • Teachers and school staff
  • Emergency responders
  • Therapists.

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Learn the four stages of processing trauma
  • Understand the seven golden rules of emotional first aid
  • Know the difference between compassion and sympathy
  • Understand the importance of neutrality and unconditional regard
  • Learn the principles of active listening
  • Know when to call in the doctor – understanding your limits

Date: Wed, Oct 27

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8:30am-4pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Patricia Clason

Fee: $295

CEUs: 0.7

Enrollment Limit: 30

Program Number: 7750-13881

Note: A link to access the online course will be emailed within a week of the start date. Please contact with any questions.

Registration Deadline: Oct 26

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