The 2018 International Symposium on the Post-earthquake Psychological Aid and the 10th Anniversary of Wenchuan Post-earthquake Psychological Aid Is Held in Mianyang
2018-05-18

On May 10, the 2018 International Symposium on the Post-earthquake Psychological Aid and the 10th Anniversary of Wenchuan Post-earthquake Psychological Aid were held by the Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Psychological Society at the Southwest University of Science and Technology. Fu Xiaolan, president of the Institue of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Science, chairman of the Chinese Psychological Society, president of the National Alliance of Psychological Aid of the Chinese Academy of Science, and Zhang Jianxin, researcher at the Institue of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Science, executive member of the The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), director of the Adolescent Psychology Committee of the China Association for Mental Health, Sun Fu Quan, deputy mayor attended the event.

Fu said in his speech that 2008 is the year that the psychological aid started in China. The Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Science cooperated with the local excellent psychological aid teams such as the Southwest University of Science and Technology, based on the principle of implementing the disaster relief with technology and innovation, to establish psychological aid service centers at schools and tent settlement in the earthquake-stricken areas. They provided crisis intervention and psychological aid for people in natural disasters on a timely basis and promote the policy-making for psychological health after major emergencies in China. At the symposium, the framework and standard for post-disaster psychological crisis intervention and psychological aid were published. The international training plan and platform for talents in the post-disaster psychological crisis intervention was launched to further develop the post-disaster psychological aid system in China.

Sun said in his speech that psychological aid is an important part of the post-disaster reconstruction work. In the past ten years, with the care from the State Council and the central government and the support from international and domestic and volunteers, we achieved great results in the post-disaster psychological aid in Mianyang and provided an example with Mianyang characteristic for psychological aid and didisaster relief with technology.

At the symposium, the international and domestic experts in the post-disaster psychological aid area focused on the theme that we should not forget the original aspiration and will carry on, all shared their experience in disaster relief work with technology in reports, presentation and experience sharing, and analyzed the psychological aid demand in the current society and discussed the effective and practical psychological aid models. Experts will visit the Beichuan earthquake site, the Earthquake Memorial Hall, and Beichuan Middle School to conduct research on the post-earthquake psychological aid in the Wenchuan Earthquake on May 11.