Psychosocial intervention in complex emergencies: a framework for practice

Psychosocial intervention in complex emergencies: a framework for practice

This working paper sets about developing a common framework that summarises key knowledge in the field of psychosocial intventions in emergencies in order to provide agencies with some tools’ for making decisions about the type of interventions they can implement.

In tis framewhe psychosocial well-being of individuals and of the larger social units is seen to be affected by
three key issues: human capacity, social ecology, and culture and values:

  • human capacity includes the physical and mental health of a person, as well as his or her knowledge and skills
  • social ecology refers to the social connections and support that people share and that form an important part of psychosocial well-being
  • culture and values points to the specific context and culture of communities that influence how people
    experience, understand and respond to events. These three areas are all inter-related and changes in one area will affect the other areas as well as the overall well-being of people

 

 

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