Immediate Management of Traumatic Stress

Kubler-Ross Model

Many of the Psychological Symptoms of PTSD can be seen in the Kubler-Ross Model, better known as the ‘5 Stages of Grief’.

The stages are Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.

It could be stated that the purpose of Psychological First Aid is to escort a victim on the path towards Acceptance.

Early Intervention by both professional and trained peer-support personnel is crucial for the early treatment of traumatic stress.

Intervention techniques can include…