Community-Based Psychological First Aid As Disaster Preparedness

Community-Based Psychological First Aid (CBPFA) is a grass-roots form of psychological support. Using these techniques, individuals can manage their own stress more effectively, and provide psychological support for their family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues. It is a culturally responsive technique that builds on the strengths of the target community, and is adapted to the culture and world view of individual communities. It is easily sustainable, even in developing countries. It can be useful in managing the daily hassles of life, but also provides tools to deal with traumatic events such as natural or human-caused disasters.