Psychology & Disasters
Disasters (e.g., natural disasters, technological disasters, terrorism, etc.) have a potentially highly traumatic impact on psychological functioning.
Emotional preparedness aims at building people’s emotional resilience to combat the psychological trauma associated with disasters.
We conduct research on people’s understanding of disasters and disaster-related emotions. Our focus is on children and adolescents’ psychological development.
We develop training programs (patent pending) including ICT (Information and Communication Technology) to promote people’s understanding of disasters and disaster-related emotions.
Many people are talking about us. Press the links below to know more!
The PrEmT project (the first pilot project of the HEMOT project) exists thanks to the support of University of Verona and Fondazione Cariverona.University of Verona
Within the PrEmT project, we have an active collaboration with the Order of Geologists of Veneto Region.Ordine dei Geologi della Regione Veneto
The pilot study of the PrEmT project was tested in a primary school of Verona, with more than 130 children.Istituto Comprensivo 16 Valpantena
The HEMOT project promotes training courses focused on competences that could be helpful to cope with different stressful situations.The New York Times
The HEMOT project aims at promoting resilience for children, adolescents, and adults in stressful situations, such as earthquakes.Il Mattino di Padova
The HEMOT project has gained great visibility thanks to the interview to the coordinator, Dr. Daniela Raccanello, in The New York Times.Univr Magazine
Within the PrEmT project, “prevention” is the keyword: we promote children’s knowledge about earthquakes and emotions.Il Gazzettino
Through the HEMOT project, children understand the importance of choosing the coping strategy that better fits with the context.Radio Verona
In the HEMOT project, we promote learning by having fun, with both digital and pen-and-paper games.
Children that participate to the training of the PrEmT project report in the website of their school that they learn while having funIstituto Comprensivo 16 Valpantena
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