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

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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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