Mental health of students is a priority for Minerd

The educational authorities are committed to strengthening the mental health of students through psycho-affective programs.

This was expressed by the director of Orientation and Psychology of the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic, Francisca de la Cruz, who explained that “the pandemic has affected us all, especially the children who have been locked up in their homes for more than a year because of Covid 19, that is why from the Minerd we are taking measures to reduce the psychological impact on the student population”.

“We are prepared to detect the problems that the children will bring to school and behavioral professionals will accompany the students and their families to overcome any emotional disturbance that affects the learning process,” said de la Cruz.

The Minerd official said that the educational authorities “know that the children are not the same ones who left the schools because of the pandemic and that we have the challenge of attending and understanding the affective conditions that they will bring to the classrooms”.

The head of the Direction of Guidance and Psychology spoke in these terms, while leading a socialization meeting with directors of educational districts and technicians of Regional 08, on the actions being taken for the return to semi-presential and face-to-face classes.

School counselors and psychologists discuss the professional methods to be applied in the classrooms when they open their doors to students.

The director of Regional 08, Marieta Diaz highlighted the quality of the team of the educational agency in Cibao, who she said are prepared to provide the emotional health that the students need when they return to school.

“We have a great challenge, and also a great team of psychologists, prepared to accompany students and families for the return to joy,” said Diaz.

The socialization meeting was held with directors of educational districts and technicians of Regional 08, in which the actions that are being taken for the return to semi-presential and face-to-face classes were exposed.

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