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Psychological First Aid for Schools

For: All Educators


Please note that this session will not be recorded


Wednesday, November 2, 2022

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Psychological First Aid for Schools (PFA-S) is an evidence-informed intervention model to assist students, families, school personnel, and school partners in the immediate aftermath of an emergency. PFA-S is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by emergencies, and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. The principles and techniques of PFA-S meet five basic standards.





Presented by:

Maureen Brogan is the Program Manager for the Statewide Traumatic Loss Coalition at Rutgers-University Behavioral Health Care, New Jersey's primary youth suicide prevention program funded by the Department of Children and Families. Maureen is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Approved Clinical Supervisor and a Diplomate at the American Academy of Experts in Trauma. She is a Master Trainer in the evidence based practice of suicide prevention Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR). She is a certified Talk Saves Lives trainer for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention and the assistant producer of Signs Matter: Early Detection online suicide prevention training for educators. She is a certified Psychological First Aid Trainer (PFA) for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. Maureen is the co-chair of the New Jersey Youth Suicide Prevention Advisory Council, appointed by the Governor, the President of the Senate, and by the Speaker of the General Assembly. She is also one of the first clinicians certified in the United States as a Disaster Response Crisis Counselor and is team Leader for the State of New Jersey under the Disaster and Terrorism Branch within the Division of Mental Health. She is an experienced conference presenter, clinician, with over 25 years of postgraduate experience in a variety of clinical and administrative positions, including extensive experience in providing treatment, psychological first aid, and traumatic stress interventions with youth, adults, and families. She is sought after as an expert panelist and has been interviewed by various media outlets including NJ Spotlight, Times Magazine, Philadelphia Inquirer, New 12 (NJ, NY and CT) , NJ 101.5 as well as CBS News.




Program Fee


$100 per registrant, Member Schools

$175 per registrant, Non-Member Schools








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MEMBER INFORMATION: If your school is a member of NJAIS, upon receipt of your registration, we will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice.

NON-MEMBER INFORMATION: If you are an employee of an organization or school that is NOT a member of NJAIS and you are registering for this workshop, please provide the company/school address. We will automatically generate an invoice and send it to your Business Office. Payment is not required at the time of your registration. Your school will have 30 days to pay the invoice. Thank you.

Cancellation Policy:

Registration fees will only be refunded if NJAIS is notified of your cancellation two weeks prior to the program. You may transfer your registration to a colleague in your school at no cost.