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This manual provides guidance for staff working with children who are severely affected psychologically by acute crisis. It is not a clinical tool and does not in itself qualify staff to engage in clinical interventions.

PFA II is supplementary to the basic PFA training. It provides advice for non-psychologists, based on field experience, research and the latest theories on child trauma, resilience and recovery. It provides advice to staff dealing directly with children who are showing concerning behaviours (beyond what is perceived as common reactions to traumatic events).