Psychosocial support for volunteers Czech Red Cross during the floods in the Czech Republic in 2013 (Fulltext in Czech)

Activities of The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement has been since its’ founding based on the help of volunteers. Volunteers of the organization everyday fulfil their mission in more than 180 countries of the world. Everyone who experienced an exceptional incident is to a certain extent influenced by his experiences, not excluding volunteers, who help during floods, earthquakes, wars and other disasters. The aim of this study is devoted to how the volunteers of the Czech Red Cross perceive a psychosocial support in the context of the organization and in relation to their actual work during floods in the year 2013 in the Czech Republic. 40 volunteers were involved in the study. The research tool was a questionnaire which was composed from the recommendation for the National Red Cross and Red Crescent societies to gather information concerning care for their workers.

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