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Psychologists Without Borders
Natural disasters and wars cause much damage to people, and great sources of stress. This is because in such situations, society is destabilized, there is, in most cases, economic losses and health, with imminent risk of death. The psychological damage, which are often neglected, can be very serious. With this in view, the actions of organizations like Psychologists Without Borders may be relevant.
In April 2005, the movement Psychologists Without Borders has launched the first Congress of the Latin American Psychology - ULAPSI, offspring of Latin American entities of psychology with the Federal Council of Psychologists (CFP). His goal was to organize the provision of psychological services in post-disaster, initially in Latin America. In August of that year, had a site of movement in construction. (www.pol.com.br)
However, currently, there is no continuity in Brazil, the project Psychologists Without Borders, or by the Regional Council, or by the Federal Council of Psychology. Regarding Congress ULAPSI this year (2007), which is closest to the subject is one of the thematic lines: Psychology and Natural Disasters. However, it is unclear whether the movement is at stake. (www.ulapsi.org)
In the U.S., there is such an entity entitled Psychology Without Borders (www.pwob.org), which states international, nonpartisan and nonprofit. It was created in 2005 in Austin, in order to help combat the fear and terror in the populations affected by terrorism, armed conflict or natural disasters. It thus tries to devise strategies for mental health by mobilizing teams, promoting research and educational programs and partnerships with medical staff and mental health of affected communities in order to offer the mental health practices considered by them as "best."
In France, there was the aide psychologique sans Frontières (www.sfpsy.org) - State-Psychological Without Borders, an association created in 1999 and consists of an international team (almost all Western). Initially, the goal was to address the areas not served by cells called psychological help rescue those in the cities of France. Subsequently, Canada, Belgium and Switzerland have set up branches of the same agency, which today are designed to intervene by offering psychological help and relationship to people or groups who face situations of natural or accidental. To this end, develop actions together with the local human resources (including incorporating their practices psi) and employ strategies to help immediately, but for the maintenance of the body of prolonged psychological aid. The ethics of the entity does not involve attempts to transpose a Western psychological knowledge to the sites affected (such as Tajikistan and Afghanistan).
The NGO Psychologists Sin Fronteras (www.psicologossinfronteras.net), Spain, was established in the mid 90s in the Basque Country, in order to provide psychological and psychosocial assistance to populations affected by disasters, situations of social crisis or war, without any discrimination ethnic, political, philosophical, gender or religion. Soon, other organizations with similar goals were added to this project Basque (Spain: Madrid, Asturias, Albacete, Valencia and Navarra, in Argentina: San Luis, Santa Fe, Cordoba and Mendoza). All of them are now working together and ethical standards in common: the universality of human rights, the historicity criticism, the intolerance of the intolerant and the ethical and political responsibility.
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