Saturday, May 7, 2011
Community based Psychosocial Support: Sample intervention and impact indicators
“Community based psychosocial support is concerned with the interaction and dynamic relationship of the psychological, social, spiritual and cultural components of a disaster affected peoples’ life and encourages active community participation to plan, implement and monitor activities that enhances protection, resilience, and well-being”.
Standard for community based psychosocial support
Improve individual and community psychosocial well-being.
Sample Key Intervention Indicators:
In community based psychosocial support program indicators are phase specific and are formulated by the disaster-affected community with technical assistance as needed. Below please find four sample indicators:
· Affected people have access to an ongoing reliable flow of credible information.
· Affected people are reunified after the disaster.
· Children and adolescents have access to formal and informal schooling as well as recreational activities.
· Affected people have the right to plan community based psychosocial support activities that promote, calming, security and enhance resilience.
Sample Impact Indicators
The affected people report feelings of:
Calmness in their surroundings.
Security in schools and community.
Being included in decision making
Value in their contributions toward community well-being
Increased motivation to survive, succeed, and move on
SPHERE Project 2011, and IASC/MHPSS 2007).