Dear TWB comunity
American Red Cross has kindly launched a free Psychological First Aid course, to teach us how to cope during the Covid-19 crisis, and how to support ourselves and others during these challenging times.
“Class Description: The uncertainty associated with a global health crisis like COVID-19 challenges everyone’s ability to cope. This course will help you to build resilience and support yourself and others through this crisis by reviewing basic principles of providing psychological first aid, including how to recognize and manage stress in yourself and in others and how to lend support to family members, friends and coworkers during and following the COVID-19 outbreak.”.
Please note: when I tried to enroll/register, one of the required fields was the State (which, being based in Portugal, does not apply to my case). So I’ve asked them if the course was intended for U.S. citizens only. They replied that it is intended for anyone who may be interested. So I take it is only a default field (I haven’t actually registered yet - I intend to do it as soon as I have a few spare minutes, though).
Finally, I just want to add that it would be great to have this course translated into as many languages as possible - and I’d be happy to translate it into Portuguese. I’m sure it would be useful to a lot of people, and I’ve suggested that to American Red Cross (I’m still waiting for a reply).
I hope you find this useful.
Thank you very much for reading, everyone
Have a great weekend
All the best,