Operational Stress First Aid - Virginia Beach, VA

Thursday, April 25, 2019 - Thursday, April 25, 2019

8:30 AM-5:00 PM


The registration period has closed for this event.

Continuing Education
Contact Hours: Hours - 7


Operational Stress First Aid (OSFA) is a unique program to teach psychological first aid to first responders and others who are susceptible to stress injury. The program was originally developed by Department t of Defense for the Marines is used to prevent, identify and treat stress problems caused by operations, critical events and personal or family crisis situations. The goal of OSFA is to build resiliency and awareness, and to keep personal fully functional. The program also includes tools to assist leaders and personnel to take appropriate actions to restore personnel to full function and readiness when necessary.

The principles of this class are foundational to all psychological first aid and resources reference legitimate and credible crisis intervention organizations


What You Will Learn


  • Four sources of stress injury
  • Understand the operational stress continuum illustrated by 4 colors
  • Signs and symptoms of stress injury
  • Leadership functions during stress
  • How to do an after action review
  • Understanding checklist to determine level of stress


Distress Statement

The content of these Crisis Response Training (CRT) workshops and/or presentations may include graphic or disturbing subject matter and maybe emotionally distressing to some participants. Participants are encouraged to leave the training at any point should they find the material excessively distressing. This curriculum is for educational and informational purposes only and should not be considered, or used as a substitute for, professional medical/psychological advice, diagnosis, and treatment.
**The K-LOVE/Air1 Pastoral Care members will be available to participants during the class to discuss any adverse reactions to the presentation, should this occur.


Virginia Beach Sheriffs Office
(Law Enforcement Training Academy)
411 Integrity Way
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

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Contact Information


CRC Main Office
Phone: 916-251-CARE (2273)



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