Captivity, coping, and survival: determining vital training content for pre-deployment captivity survival training for humanitarian aid organizations

  • Kidnappings, among other threats, are inherent to the realities of humanitarian aid workers. To increase the chance of survival and facilitate coping with the extreme conditions and demands of being held captive, targeted pre-deployment preparation is necessary. This thesis addresses the identification of teaching content for pre-deployment captivity survival training and the subjective value of such training. With the help of seven qualitative expert interviews, the stresses and challenges of captivity were identified, which are understood as goal clarification for training. Further, coping strategies were displayed to allow participants of training programs to draw on vicarious experiences and reveal possible courses of action.

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Author:Olivia Valentina Mandeau
Series (Serial Number):FÖPS Digital (10)
Referee:Birgitta Sticher
Advisor:Malte Roschinski
Document Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2022/12/27
Date of first Publication:2022/12/27
Publishing Institution:Hochschulbibliothek HWR Berlin
Granting Institution:Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Release Date:2022/12/28
Tag:Abduction; Captivity; Conduct after capture; Hostage; Kidnapping
Page Number:268
Institutes:FB V - Polizei und Sicherheitsmanagement
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 30 Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie
Open Access Publikationen (DINI-Set):open_access
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - CC BY-NC-ND - Namensnennung - Nicht kommerziell - Keine Bearbeitungen 4.0 International