First Aid and Children Resource Guide

This resource provides guidance in developing first aid training that is for and by children. The guide includes information on 

Examples of best practices are also included, providing first aid activities and training tools for children.

Activities documented in this resource guide focus on children 3 to 12 years of age.  The contents of the training should be adapted to the age of the child and their physical and psychological abilities. 

First aid is an essential skill for rapid and efficient intervention in case of emergency that can help reduce suffering and injuries, improve chances of survival and reduce the number of disabilities. IFRC identifies children both as first aid providers and as a large percentage of recipients of first aid help in emergencies. 

It is important to recognize the abilities of children to practice first aid as well as capitalize on the opportunity to prepare a more resilient generation by creating an active role for children in protecting themselves and their community.


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