Chapter 3: Psychological First Aid

Crisis response that focuses on psychological care



When organizations create disaster response plans, they often overlook a key component – psychological needs. Created by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Psychological First Aid is created for audiences who work with the public. It helps organizations identify trauma responses and covers important information about working with communities impacted by trauma.




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This chapter is part of a larger toolkit. Each chapter is designed to stand alone; however, we invite you to explore the full toolkit for additional resources and information.


The video above links to a playlist of seventeen short videos put out by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health


The opinions expressed in the video presentations and in the following chapters are solely those of the presenter(s) and not necessarily those of the Texas Historical Commission. This information is intended for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose or treat mental health conditions.



This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, grant number CAGML-247929-OMLS-20, in cooperation with the Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.


Este proyecto ha sido posible en parte por el Instituto de Servicios de Museos y Bibliotecas, número de subvención federal CAGML-247929-OMLS-20, en cooperación con la Friends of the Texas Historical Commission.