NORDSCI Conference proceedings 2018, Book 1

Education and educational research

PSYCHOSOCIAL FIRST AID FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN CRISIS SITUATIONS – THE ROLE OF A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER

Bianka Hudcová MSc., Anežka Stecová MSc., Assist. Prof. Jan Chrastina

ABSTRACT

Regarding the growing frequency of crisis situations in society, an improvement of special educators’ skills in providing psychosocial first aid (PFA) to people with disability in crisis situations needs to be taken into account. The goal of the study was to ascertain the special educator`s role when providing PFA in selected crisis situations, as delineated by volunteers of Community-based psychosocial intervention teams.
In conducting the study, a qualitative approach was used with a multi-case study of the descriptive-exploratory character being the main method of the procedure conceptualization. The data was collected by means of combining a semi-structured interview and a projective technique – sorting out picture cards. A thematic analysis method was employed for data analyzing. Volunteers giving PFA to people with disabilities have faced significant difficulties. A specific approach in providing PFA to people with disabilities is necessary. Thus, strengthening of the special educator`s role is required in the given field.

KEYWORDS

psychosocial first aid, psychosocial support, crisis situation, special educator, disability

REFERENCE

NORDSCI Conference Proceedings 2018 Book 1, Conference Proceedings, ISSN 2603-4107, ISBN 978-619-7495-00-3, PSYCHOSOCIAL FIRST AID FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN CRISIS SITUATIONS – THE ROLE OF A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER, 161-168 pp, DOI paper 10.32008/nordsci2018/B1/V1/17