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This program has been set-up to assist victims of major disasters in the Algarve. We classify major disasters to be fires, tsunamis, serious eartquakes, serious local economic meltdows and health pandemics.
The information on our website, which will be updated on a regular basis, arose from support given by our team on an informal basis since 2017 fires in Portugal to individuals and families that were affected and incurred losses due as a result of the fires.
It can be difficult to know how to help someone you love and care for when they have gone through a distressing or frightening event.
It is normal to have strong emotional or physical reactions following a distressing event such as a bush fire.
There are many things you can do to help cope with and recover from such an experience.
Toddlers between the ages of 2 and 5, can be seriously affected by trauma, just like older children and adults.
If you are feeling suicidal now you may be feeling very alone, lost, frightened, confused. You may be feeling there is no other way out of your problem, difficulties, worries, feelings, or whatever reason you are contemplating taking your life.
We all need to be aware, that for cildren, as well as for adults, facing a distressing or frightening experience such as a bush fire, means that children’s responses to these experiences depend on a wide range of factors.
Trauma can have a serious effect on babies and toddlers. Many people wrongly believe that babies do not notice or remember traumatic events.
There are many causes that may lead to you being stressed due to financial matters. Currently, the Covid19 saga may be one of these causes, as so many are loosing their financial stability.
While we all know deep down there are many more important things in life than money, when you’re struggling financially, fear and stress can take over your world.
No matter how bleak your situation may seem at the moment, there is a way out. These strategies can help you to break the cycle, ease the stress of money problems, and find stability again.
Taking into account that many individuals and families may have lost their homes during a bush fire, many legal issues will rise its head. The type of legal matters that will have to be addressed by these affected will vary from person to person, from family to family.