ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Rashmi LakshminarayanaSubscribe to Rashmi Lakshminarayana

Psychological Support in Events of Mass Destruction

The 1990s saw the introduction and implementation of psychosocial support as an important component of disaster management programmes. This article presents a community-based psychosocial programme that seeks to address three challenges identified in India when providing psychosocial support services. These challenges included assessment of the impact of a disaster on survivors, participatory planning to involve the community in support programmes and lastly the development and preparation of material to help the community help itself.
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