Perceptions of psychological first aid among providers responding to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.

@article{Allen2010PerceptionsOP,
  title={Perceptions of psychological first aid among providers responding to Hurricanes Gustav and Ike.},
  author={Brian Allen and Melissa J. Brymer and Alan M. Steinberg and Eric M. Vernberg and Anne Jacobs and Anthony H. Speier and Robert S. Pynoos},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2010},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={509-13}
}
Psychological First Aid (PFA), developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and the Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, has been widely disseminated both nationally and internationally, and adopted and used by a number of disaster response organizations and agencies after major catastrophic events across the United States. This study represents a first examination of the perceptions of providers who utilized PFA in response to a disaster… CONTINUE READING