Review & Assistance team

EFPA ASSISTANCE TEAM

Each year different European countries experience minor or major natural or technical disasters, including terrorism and mass violence. It is difficult, if not to say impossible, for each nation to develop extensive expertise for handling psychosocial aspects of disasters.

The EFPA standing committee proposes to form a psychosocial assistance team that can be called on or sent to the country in question to assist.

 

 

 

EFPA PSYCHOSOCIAL REVIEW TEAM

While there has been considerable attention paid to lessons learned within disaster organization for the learning of the medical and logistic caretaking of disaster affected populations, there has been little systematic gathering of information about psychosocial intervention. We propose to establish a review team which especially addresses psychosocial issues involved in the follow-up of large-scale accidents and disasters.