Course Description

Psychological First Aid (PFA) is an evidence-based approach that is built on the concept of human resilience. PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis. During this 2-hour webinar, participants will learn about the impacts of stress during and after a traumatic event (with a focus on the COVID-19 pandemic) and learn the different PFA components and how to apply them when interacting with other people who may be in distress.

The course itself will be conducted live at our training facility at 833 Chestnut St, 11th floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107  on November 30, 2022 and will begin promptly at 9:00am 

Parking: There are many parking lots and garages nearby. At the corner of 8th and Chestnut there are 2  parking facilities; a garage on the south corner and a lot directly across the street. There is also a lot on the corner of 9th and Chestnut. The entire block of Market St between 8th and 9th is also a parking lot. WE are conveniently located near SEPTA and PATCO Bus, Trolley, Elevated, and Regional Rail lines. 


Learning and Development Specialist

Karl Proctor B.A.

Karl Proctor is an educator who joined the Institute as a Learning and Development Specialist in 2019. He brings over twenty-five years of experience in higher education, as a college admissions officer as well as experience in the area of crisis services. Karl is a Certified Peer Specialist and Forensic Peer Specialist as well as a W.R.A.P. Facilitator. He also has worked as a Trainer in the area of Peer Support in the Criminal Justice system. In addition, Karl has received awards for exceptional work in peer support and college admissions. He holds a B.A. in English from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania and has done graduate work in Communications and Education at Shippensburg and Cheyney Universities. Karl shares his recovery experience in an effort to inspire others and let them know that recovery is not impossible.

Lead Learning and Development Specialist

James Klasen

Jim is an Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and Certified Older Adult CPS trainer. He brings over 35 years of experience from the workforce development field. Jim has worked with youth, welfare recipients, persons returning home from prison, and persons impacted by trauma, mental health, and substance related challenges. Jim is a CPS and brings lived experience sharing his recovery journey openly as evidence that recovery and wellness are both possible and probable. His journey has led naturally to his “encore career” as the Institute's representative to Delaware County.

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  • $65.00

    $65.00[Classroom] Psychological First Aid 11/30/2022 9:00-11:00am

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  • Face Mask Required

    A face mask, properly worn, is required while in the building, elevators, and during classroom lectures and activities.

  • Temperature and Symptoms

    Please check your temperature! If your temperature is over 100.4, or if you have any other COVID symptoms, please do not attend the classroom session. You may contact us by phone, email, or by chat on the main website.

  • Social Distancing

    For your safety, we will be adhering to the Philadelphia recommended social distancing standards during the class.