Psychological first aid guide
A guide designed for teachers, parents, and professionals in various fields working with children
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, children all over the world face unprecedented challenges. In some countries, schools have been closed, with many children continuing their education via online lessons. However, in some countries, children’s access to education has been greatly impacted and limited during this time.
Children have different experiences with crisis situations. Every child will have different feelings and reactions. It is important to recognize these differences and not assume that every child copes the same way. The experience of children is influenced by their age, level of development, social environment, as well as by the stable, sufficient support received in the days of isolation or by its absence.
The purpose of this guide is to provide clear and concise information on the psychological impacts of emergencies, the principles of providing psychological first aid during emergencies, the age-specific characteristics of issues during crisis situations, and the importance of self-care.
This guide will be useful for teachers, parents, and professionals working with children.