Course Overview

By the end of this course, you'll have the know-how and skills to help and apply trauma-informed care best practices through BLESS CPR. Each session includes a 20-30 minute video, hands-on activities, practical helping scenarios, and readings.

Our research shows that providing this kind of immediate help can reduce spiritual and emotional pain, speed recovery and lead to long-term benefits.

Session 1

Spiritual First Aid Basics

Discover the 5 core BLESS needs and BLESS CPR.

Session 2

BLESS Triage

Recognize trauma signs and learn how to prioritize needs.

Session 3

Care with Practical Presence

Discover the do's and don'ts for being present emotionally, spiritually, and physically.

Session 4

Provide Coping Practices

Reduce distress and bring comfort through effective coping practices.

Session 5

Refer & Resource

Identify when, where and how to connect those in need to professional services, and resources for continued help.

Session 6

Children & Adolescents

Recognize and respond to childhood trauma and safety issues.

Session 7

Self-Aid

Prevent compassion fatigue and burnout. Learn healthy rhythms and self-aid tips.

Session 8

Next Steps

Develop an action plan on how to become a trauma-informed church, organization, or community.

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Jamie and Kent briefly explain the Spiritual First Aid Course and what you'll learn in just eight sessions.

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Who Should Enroll?

Whether you are a volunteer, professional helper, leader, or someone concerned about a loved one or neighbor, this course will take your helping skills to the next level. Anyone can learn and help others after finishing this course.

Instructor-Led

On-Demand Videos
20-30 minutes each

Course Materials

All-Inclusive Bundle
Includes a manual, workbook, field guide, and toolkit.

Course Length

8 Sessions
60-90 minutes per session

Flexible Format

Virtual / Hybrid / In-Person
Stream from any device at any time.

 

Course Type

On-Demand Course for Individuals or Facilitator-Led Groups
Features hands-on activities and roleplay.

 

4 Reasons to Become a Spiritual First Aid Responder

Trauma is Around You

Over 70% of adults will experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime. That's over 220 million people in the U.S. alone.

Be Ready & Equipped

Emotional and spiritual needs are often overlooked or mishandled. Know how to identify the signs and respond to trauma – anytime, anywhere, any age group.

Your Care Matters

Your presence can make a big difference. You can actively show a friend, family member, or coworker that you care for them. 

Avoid Burnout

Discover self-aid tips to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue.

Gain Hands-On Experience with Interactive Activities & Practical Tools.

Quickly apply what you are learning to your own life with its personalized assessments, reflection questions, hand-on-activities, and self-aid exercises.

It includes multiple role-play activities to build your confidence as well as protocols, downloadable tools, research-backed tips, and more!  

Enjoy a Downloadable Resource Bundle from Frontline Practitioners

Whether you are going through this course on your own or in a facilitator-led group, you’ll have everything you need, including:

  • 8 video sessions
  • Manual
  • Workbook
  • Quick-reference field guide
  • Downloadable toolkit.
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What to Expect

Its flexible format makes it easier than ever to learn Spiritual First Aid around your schedule. Complete the training videos and activities on your own in less than 8 hours. Or complete the course with a group for a more hands-on and immersive learning experience in 12 hours.

 

Instructor-Led

On-Demand Videos: 20-30 minutes each

Course Materials

All-Inclusive Bundle: Includes a manual, workbook, field guide, and toolkit.

Course Length

8 Sessions: 60-90 minutes per session

Flexible Format

Virtual / Hybrid / In-Person: Stream from any device at any time.

Course Type

On-Demand Course for Individuals or Facilitator-Led Groups: Features hands-on activities and role play.

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Spiritual First Aid!

Enroll Now
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