BC Road Builders

Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the Workplace (Afternoon Session)
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Kitimat Valley Institute
1352 Alexander Avenue
Kitimat, BC
V8C 1A2
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Registration Deadline
Thursday, December 5th, 2019
Event Description


Mental health issues affect many people in the workplace. Just as physical first aid is administered to an injured person before medical treatment can be obtained, Psychological First Aid is given until appropriate treatment is found or until the situation is resolved. Whether the issues are stemming from the workplace or their personal lives, these issues can impact the employee’s ability to be productive and safe on the job.
This 4-hour course helps participants with a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, trauma and grief on others, with emphasis on self-care and personal protection. Participants will be introduced to a resiliency-building approach to emotional, psychological, and social wellbeing that teaches how to support themselves and others to cope with the effects of various types of stress.
They will also learn practical responses on how to handle employees that are struggling in ways that respect their dignity, culture and abilities; when and how PFA can be implemented, and how encourage individuals to be active participants in their own recovery. 
Topics covered:
• Understanding Psychological First Aid: Look, Listen, Link, Live
• Supporting workers by normalizing reactions
• Identify core strategies of PFA
• Develop skills to carry off PFA
• When to implement PFA
Who should attend: This workshop is designed for supervisors and anyone in a leadership role.


Instructor: Jeffrey Cartwright's background includes 25 years experience working as a paramedic, firefighter and in the field of trauma response. He joined the New Westminster Fire and Rescue Services in August of 1995 after 3 years with BC Ambulance Service. He was promoted to qualified officer in 2009, and has since been confirmed to the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain and acting Battalion Chief. He joined the Critical Incident Stress Management team in 2000.  He has developed many initiatives for the team members by introducing them to the latest techniques and training. Jeffrey has transferred his skills to the private sector to facilitate training in the prevention of, and response to, traumatic events that can occur in any workplace.

Contact & Support

For support or inquiries, please email info@trainingnetwork.ca or call 604-293-2339.

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration for Workshop
BC Road Builders Member $200.00
Non-Member $250.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
Register 2 employees and SAVE 10% off each additional registration!
12:00pm - 12:30pm
12:30pm - 4:30pm
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 14 business days prior to the course will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 14 business days but more than 7 full business days prior to the course are subject to an administration fee of $100 per day for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify CITN at least 7 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




CITN may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case CITN’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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