Psycho-social sport programmes to overcome trauma in post-disaster interventions - An overview

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Psycho-social sport programmes to overcome trauma in post-disaster interventions - An overview

Swiss Academy for Development (SAD)

This paper provides an overview of the various actors involved in using sport to address the psycho-social effects of trauma as a result of sudden onset disasters. Sudden onset disasters require immediate emergency response and sport is increasingly being used as a method of trauma relief among populations affected by such large-scale disasters.

While the use of sport programmes as an emergency intervention in post-disaster situations is relatively new, and there is little empirical evidence which can confirm the effectiveness of the use of sport for trauma-relief, a number of different actors are pioneering this approach. In addition to providing a general overview and inventory of the organisations involved in using sport to address trauma, this paper also attempts to assess the overall quality of these initiatives.

[Abstract adapted from the author]

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Article type

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Publisher

Swiss Academy for Development (SAD)

Year

2008

Author

Adrian Gschwend and Usha Selvaraju

Published

Sunday, June 22, 2008 - 23:00

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