aims of the course…

  • Promote Positive Emotional Health
  • Provide Support & Reassurance
  • Assist, with the appropriate adult(s) in the child’s life, the accessing of appropriate services
  • Undertake risk assessment to help prevent harm to self or to/from others
  • Create a healthy emotional environment with the child to help find strategies that help dissipate emotional distress
  • Look for early signs of emotional distress & intervene where appropriate to reduce risks of child developing mental health problems
  • Increase knowledge, reduce stigma and increase skill base
  • Develop a network with other Primary Emotional First Aiders to share skills and be part of a support network

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