This "is not wasted breath"!

 The music festival will be held in Accumoli (RI) on 29 and 30 June 2019 "There is no wasted breath". The event will take place in the heart of the Monti della Laga, a landscape denoted by an extraordinary scenic beauty as well as by a truly unique variety of ecosystems.

The territory, hit by the earthquake of central Italy in 2016, through the work of the Accumoli band, ambassador of rebirth, has been represented throughout Italy with more than 50 concerts between 2016 and 2018.

Identity and Trauma: the centenary of the Marsica earthquake read in a psychodynamic key

The history of modern Marsica unfolds on two basic events: the drying up of Lake Fucino and the earthquake of '15. Events totally dissimilar between rsz 17128rkdjexl sl1500 2-1them, for the elementary consideration that the first was the work of man (politician, administrator or entrepreneur who was) and the second was the work of nature. But these two events, moreover temporally close, conferred perhaps a unique relief to the territory that had been subject to it, and despite their etiological diversity, they presented two mirror effects: an upheaval of identities and a loss of the memory of the roots (G. Nicoli). In this seminar we will propose an a posteriori psychodynamic reading of the events from the end of the 800th century to the beginning of the 900th century, attempting to size the impact of these on the population of the Abruzzo hinterland. 
Dr. Giuseppe Scurci

SNEG project

PsyPlus is looking for volunteers!

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Special Needs Equality Generator - С.Н.Е.Г.

Research "Zaboravljena deca Srbija"Of June 2021 returns a worrying image of residential institutions for people with disabilities or special needs in Serbia, a country in which the human rights of children and adults with disabilities are not observed, which manifests itself in poor care, inappropriate use of pharmacological approach, violation of reproductive rights, deprivation of the right to live in the family and segregation. Furthermore, people with disabilities are subject to stigma and psychosocial obstacles which negatively affect their social inclusion.

the project will be implemented with our Serbian partners

with whom we have collaborated in the past for the realization of a first project to support de-institutionalization:

"A special life for special needs".

OBJECTIVE: to contribute to the increase of the well-being and social inclusion of people with special needs and their families.

  • capacity building of local authorities

    training dedicated to Naša Kuća parents on project management and mission development skills; training of socio-health personnel, round tables and supervision meetings for the exchange of good practices and the dissemination of the concepts of Orientation to Recovery, PDTA (Diagnostic Therapeutic Assistance Path), PTI (Individual Therapeutic Plan).

  • forms of prevention and protection

    a workshop will be held for parents of people with disabilities to encourage forms of positive support in the family context. The beneficiaries of the Naša Kuća center will participate in a music therapy course.

  • thematic tables and final workshop

    the involvement of socio-medical and academic staff from the two countries will allow the Italy - Serbia exchange of up-to-date clinical and social assistance tools and models.

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For the success of the de-institutionalization process currently underway in Serbia, it is very important to work on the empowerment of day centers, care associations for people with disabilities to ensure and strengthen the presence of these alternative models. At the same time it is necessary to spread the exchange of innovative practices within the services themselves to support the social inclusion of people with special needs.

Are you interested in developing inclusive support models for people with disabilities and want to spend a volunteer period in Belgrade?

The SNEG Project is looking for two volunteers to offer support to the Naša Kuća Day Center. We ask for continuity, interest in the topic, ability to adapt, good knowledge of the English language, basic computer skills.

For each volunteer we will guarantee training, food, accommodation, return tickets, field support.

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Psy + in Accumoli with Intersos for the victims of the earthquake

From Thursday 25 August Psy + Onlus was present in the field set up by Civil protection in Accumoli to offer psychological support to earthquake victims and rescuers. Among the services offered, in addition to individual, family and group interventions, InterSos e Psy + they have activated a child friendly space and a library available to everyone. The first community empowerment interventions aimed at rebuilding the networks of relationships and enhancing the local resources of resilience were also activated. Fully integrated into the network of victim services coordinated by Civil protection, the operation of the professionals of Psy + ed InterSos it has made it possible to offer support to the numerous families who have lost goods and affections and who are experiencing dramatic days, in which the memory of the earthquake is relentlessly recalled by the succession of aftershocks.

PsyPlus Emergency

Tomas and Terremoto

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because psychological well-being is a right of every person

Some of the people who participated in the establishment of PsyPlus Onlus had already experienced the tragedy of the emergency professionally or personally. Several of us have matured their interest in the subject having known closely the catastrophe of the earthquake in L'Aquila and its surroundings, in 2009. The event that instead marked the start of our operations in the field of emergency psychology is Instead, it was the earthquake that hit a large part of Central Italy in August 2016. Since then, knowing how to stay in an emergency and knowing how to operate effectively to contain its traumatic impact, has become an important part of our mission.

Network work

Psychosocial emergencies

Since 2020 PsyPlus is part of the Esprì Network, which brings together many of the most active professionals in the psychology of the Italian emergency.

With colleagues from Network expressed PsyPlus has taken steps to offer support to the Albanian population hit by the earthquake in the Durres area.

Here are some links to more detailed information on this experience in which the partners Giuseppe Scurci and Patrizia Perrone have engaged.

  • Earthquake in Albania - The ESPRI network on the field

  • Albania. Training and support intervention.

  • Albania Mission - Collaboration Agreements.

PsyPlus Emergency Services

  • Psychological First Aid

  • critical incident stress management

  • listening and psychological orientation

  • network coordination

  • psychoogical support to emergency workers

  • training of volunteer staff

  • development and support groups

  • community empowerment

  • prevention of trauma consolidation

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we select voluntary and professional staff:

from August 2016 to February 2022 PsyPlus operated in the area of seismic crater 2016, collaborating with InterSos, ActionAid Italy, Lazio region, Marche region, Civil protection, CAV L'Aquila, Mountain Community of Velino, City of Accumoli, NHS, and by making psychological support services, psycho-pedagogical counseling, listening services in mobile units, community empowerment actions, expressive workshops dedicated to children available, training opportunities, gender violence prevention actions and intra-family.

  • Tomas e Terremoto tells the perspective of a child in the presence of the Earthquake, an “ineluctable and unpredictable” giant that “shakes and devastates”. Kanjano's pencil has grasped the fundamental aspects of what operators and psychologists have been able to observe in three years of field work, from emergency to post-emergency, from the Sibillini and Laga mountains to the Marche coast, always alongside the most affected populations. .

Earthquake 2016: two years later

 Two years ago a strong earthquake struck central Italy. On the night of August 24, our psychologists were present in Amatrice for the memorial ceremony for the victims. Under the awning set up in the square, where the hotel-school stood, we proceeded with the reading of some stories related to the earthquake. At the end, a torchlight procession headed towards the church of Sant'Agostino, in front of which the names of all the Amatrician victims of the earthquake were read. At 3.36 am the bells ring, one for each deceased. Silence.

Central Italy earthquake - since August 2016, psychological support and community empowerment

On the night of 24 August 2016, after a series of seismic events in the provinces of Rieti, Ascoli Piceno and Perugia, a 6.0 magnitude quake with its epicenter in the municipality of Accumoli caused 299 deaths and 388 injuries. Since 25 August 2016 Psy + Onlus has been present in the camp set up in Accumoli, making itself available, together with INTERSOS to ensure professional interventions in support of people who have suffered the earthquake, as well as their rescuers, through the constant presence of 2-4 volunteers in the Accumoli camp and the activation of a traveling team in charge of visiting the most isolated hamlets.

Central Italy earthquake, psychological support and community empowerment in numbers

On June 16, 2018, the "Let's reconstruct people" project ended with the "Festa dell'Arrivederci" in the Accumoli sports field, where it all started on August 25, 2016, after the earthquake in central Italy had upset the local communities . Since then there has been work, projects, effort but above all the construction of a special relationship with a wounded but tenacious and resilient community. From the psychological first aid intervention in the field set up by the Civil Protection in Accumoli, to the listening, orientation and support activities provided in San Benedetto del Tronto, to the subsequent accompaniment of the beneficiaries in the places of origin of Accumoli and Amatrice, we have continuously offered psychological counseling, psycho-pedagogical and community empowerment services, also taking care of the little ones with artistic-expressive workshops and summer camps.

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