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.
Spiritual First Aid Basics
Discover the 5 core BLESS needs and BLESS CPR.
Recognize trauma signs and learn how to prioritize needs.
Care with Practical Presence
Discover the do's and don'ts for being present emotionally, spiritually, and physically.
Provide Coping Practices
Reduce distress and bring comfort through effective coping practices.
Refer & Resource
Identify when, where and how to connect those in need to professional services, and resources for continued help.
Children & Adolescents
Recognize and respond to childhood trauma and safety issues.
Prevent compassion fatigue and burnout. Learn healthy rhythms and self-aid tips.
Develop an action plan on how to become a trauma-informed church, organization, or community.
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.
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.
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
- Quick-reference field guide
- Downloadable toolkit.
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.
On-Demand Videos: 20-30 minutes each
All-Inclusive Bundle: Includes a manual, workbook, field guide, and toolkit.
8 Sessions: 60-90 minutes per session
Virtual / Hybrid / In-Person: Stream from any device at any time.
On-Demand Course for Individuals or Facilitator-Led Groups: Features hands-on activities and role play.