Lessons learned (2008-2015)

Second volume of Lessons learned (2008-2015)

This document describes some of the examples of the psychosocial support given after an emergency. It is the result of the work of the Standing Committee on Crisis and Disaster Psychologists of the European Federation of Psychologist Associations (EFPA).The examples are randomly chosen and of course there are many more examples which could be described. It is of great importance that we learn from our experiences, that we collect the best practices but also look into the things which went wrong. We realize that a disaster means chaos and that we will never be able to plan for every possible scenario. But we have the responsibility to go for the best.

The Standing Committee on Crisis and Disaster Psychologists has reviewed the different examples and has come to some general conclusions. These conclusions are open for discussion.