Psychosocial support within a global movement

Davidson, Sarah (2010) Psychosocial support within a global movement. The Psychologist, 23 (4). pp. 304-307. ISSN 0952-8229 Full text available

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Events such as the Haiti earthquake or crises nearer home, such as floods and fires, may lead us to wonder about what we can do to help. As funds are raised and food, shelter and water are distributed, is there a place for psychology? This article explores how psychology can make a meaningful contribution, but only when it is embedded in coordinated responses that are informed by and tailored to the social context. Beginning with an exploration of the current and historical context of both psychosocial support within the humanitarian sector, and the origins of the British Red Cross, the article includes examples of the way psychology informs the British Red Cross psychosocial framework and...

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: British Red Cross, Calmer
Subjects: Groups & Organisations > Occupational Groups
Groups & Organisations > Refugees - Psychology
Health and Medical Sciences > Patient Care
Department/People: Special Units

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