- Expert Group
Duration: 2007 - 2009
In the aftermath of disasters, psychological after-effects such as Post Traumatic Stress related disorders are to be expected among the survivors, their relatives, and among first aid uniformed services personnel. For these reasons, the European Commission (EC) initialized the pan-European coordination of crisis intervention programs for psychosocial aftercare. The Target Group Intervention Program (TGIP) is considered a secondary preventive concept of individual psychosocial aftercare and describes every intervention step from psychological primary care to indicated psychotherapy more specifically. Our concept is based on the opinion that process-orientation and identification of risk-groups is successful in driving forth effective crisis intervention programmes. In the EUTOPA project, we adapted the TGIP to disaster situations. Our colleagues from Impact published a Multidisciplinary Guideline (MG) for early psychosocial interventions after disasters, terrorism and other shocking events. As a product of EUTOPA, we conclude that this MG can also be used as a frame for other EU member states.
Primary objectives of EUTOPA:
Duration: 2009 - 2011
The project aims to implement the results of the former EUTOPA project, as outlined above.
Primary objectives of EUTOPA-IP: