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MENDEZ, María D et al. Exploratory Map of Psychosocial Interventions after the February 27 2010 Earthquake in the South-Central Zone of Chile. Ter Psicol [online]. 2010, vol.28, n.2, pp.193-202. ISSN 0718-4808.

This exploratory work is intended to generate a characterization map of psychosocial interventions conducted in the Maule Region after earthquake occurred in Chile in February 27 2010. Information was requested from 40 organizations and seven key informants that eventually made interventions in the Maule Region. A total of 67 interventions were reported, of which 76.4% were made in the cities of Talca, Curicó and Constitución, mostly by public institutions (50.7%), and aimed at all audiences (46.2%). The most common types of intervention were care groups (26.8%) and workshops (22.3%). A major difficulty was to obtain relevant information from the contacted organizations. The precariousness of the organizations to cope with the disaster became evident. However, the relatively small number of deaths indicates that the educational work previous to the disaster seems to have been effective.

Keywords : Psychosocial intervention; earthquake; disaster; mental health; february 27 2010.

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