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

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.

Recanati: a day dedicated to the "Terre di Centro"

Recanati conference Terre di centro minOn the morning of Saturday 15 September, in the Aula Magna of the Palazzo Comunale of Recanati (MC), on the occasion of the presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding approved by the Gran Sasso-Monti della Laga Park and Monti Sibillini Park Authorities, the conference was held "The magnificent central lands - Saving memory between destruction and rebirth".

In the afternoon, a round table was held at the Convent of the Capuchin Friars on the theme "Sustainable development and cultural heritage, opportunities and good practices in comparison".

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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