Year: 1996 Source: Helsinki, Finland: Mannerheim League for Child Welfare, 1996. 10p. SIEC No: 19960104

Three Finnish voluntary organizations (child welfare, mental health & Red Cross) initiated a joint project in 1991 & evaluated it in 1995. This psychological support program assists persons who have been affected by stressful life events, crisis, accidents & disasters. It also spreads information & increases the capacities to prevent accidents & to alleviate consequences. Training is a key component. Skills in psychological support are considered citizen skills comparable to first aid skills.