International symposium of crisis and disaster psychologists in Prague.
After an interval of three years, the symposium of the Standing Committee on Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology EFPA was held once again at the Ministry of the Interior of the Czech Republic.
A Specialised Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology Symposium, intended for experts in the field of disaster psychology from the Czech Republic and other countries, took place on 20 October 2017.
The event was attended by sixty-five experts, particularly psychologists and intervention workers from the Police, the Fire Rescue Services and the Czech Armed Forces, and also from non-profit organisations and health departments. Foreign guests from 17 countries attended.
Main topics of the symposium were: (1) crisis intervention systems and psychosocial aid in the rescue services; (2) dealing with the psychosocial impact on victims of the latest terrorist attacks in Europe and major natural disasters; (3) the psychological aspects of radicalisation and (4) especially vulnerable groups of people during disasters (including people with disabilities, survivors of the deceased and children).
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