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There are many models of psychological first aid (PFA). This will help you to understand how they align and/or can work together.

MANERS
SAFER-R
RAPID
RMC
MHFA
(AIR) Ad Hoc Incident Review
Minimize exposureStabilization + IntroductionReflective ListeningResilient Moment Communication ModelAssessmentR2MR – early psychological intervention
Acknowledge the eventAcknowledge – Event, ReactionsAssessment of NeedsStabilizeListen – non-judgmentallyAcknowledge and listen
Normalize the experienceFacilitation of Understanding – normalizationPrioritize – severe vs mild reactionsMitigate – intervene to lessen acute severityProvide reassurance & informationInform – Check in and apply MHCM
Educate as requiredEncourage Effective CopingIntervention – educate, problem solveFacilitate access to careEncourage the person to seek helpRespond – Observe, follow up, model
Restore or referReturnDisposition – assist to recover function OR continued careEncourage self-help strategies
Self-careReferral