• PFA is being used by CMU’s Crisis Response Team.
  • Its core principles have application to helpful responding in emergencies, crises, and disasters that affect individuals, groups, and communities; during and in the aftermath of the situation. 
  • One does not need to be a mental health professional to provide PFA. One needs to be trained.
  • Take Away Points - PFA actions are designed to promote:
    • Safety (physical and emotional)
    • Calm and comfort (a calm and caring presence helps)
    • Connectedness (to friends, family, natural supports, professionals if needed)
    • Self-empowerment (ask people what they need)


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