Literature Research/ State of the Art

Survey of providers of acute psychosocial support - Germany BBK

Within the project EUNAD the colleagues of the German Federal Office of Civil Protection and Disaster Assistance (BBK) developed a qualitative questionnaire to get more information about experiences of acute psychosocial helpers (e.g. crisis intervention teams, pastoral emergency care) concerning, for example, the frequency of supporting people with visually or hearing impairments, their needs and demands, solutions for communication problems or offering important information and needs for training modules.

For more information download: Questionnaire (german) and Poster

Literatur study on hearing and visually impairment - Czech Republic

Within the Project EUNAD the Czech colleagues of the Charles University conducted a literature study on the field of psychosocial crisis management for assisting people with hearing or visually impairment. The list refers to the analysed literature sorted by focus: Theory/ Research, Guides/ Manuals/ Drill, Recommendations/ Policy and Technical Solutions.

Download: List of literature

Literatur study on hearing and visually impairment and mental and physical disability - Czech Republic & Austria

Within the Project EUNAD-IP the Czech colleagues of the Charles University in cooperation with the Austrian colleagues of the University of Innsbruck conducted a literature study for existing research, tools, guidelines & handbooks and practice examples on the field of psychosocial crisis management for assisting people with hearing or visually impairment and mental and physical disability.


List of Literature
List of Tools
List of Guidelines & Handbooks
List of Practice Examples



Analysis of national and European projects focusing on psychosocial support for disabled citizens in critical incidents and disaster - Germany BBK

The last 15 years, the European Commission (EC) funded various projects, which aimed to develop and optimize quality standards and multidisciplinary guidelines (MG) in psychosocial crisis management (PSCM) as well as to foster networking of the involved institutions and professionals. Beside general guidelines on PCM some projects focus on different aspects:

  • the needs and demands of specific sections of the population, e.g. children, migrants, elder citizens
  • PCM in cases of terrorist attacks
  • focusing on professionals, the target groups are e.g. uniformed services and hospital staff
  • PTSD, early intervention, mid- and long term psychosocial aftercare
  • the development of victims associations
  • building up a network

For more information download: List of projects