DepEd to hold Learning Session on the Conduct and Facilitation of Psychosocial Support Activities

To prepare the teachers in handling psychosocial support activities in in-person classes during the first week of the school year 2022-2023, the Department of Education through its Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS) will facilitate a two- day Learning Session on the Conduct and Facilitation of Psychological Support Activities from August 11 to 12, 2022. 

Based on the Memorandum No. DRRMS-08-04-2022-0001 released by the DRRMS, the said activity will be conducted online as it will be livestreamed on DepEd Philippine Facebook Page from 1:30 to 5 PM. For the first day, Kindergarten to Grade 6 teachers will join the session while the Grade 7 to Grade 12 teachers are scheduled to participate on the second day. Aside from the teachers, non-teaching personnel such as Regional Division DRRM Coordinators, guidance advocates and counselors, and school heads are encourage to attend. 

A Certificate of Attendance will be given to the participants who will complete the learning session and successfully accomplish the post- session forms. 

READ: DepEd Releases School Calendar and Activities for School Year 2022-2023; Classes to Start on August 22

The general purpose of the learning sessions is to equip the teachers in conducting and facilitating psychosocial support activities for learners for them to be mentally ready in the transition back to in-person classes. The memorandum further states the specific objectives of the learning session as follows:

  • Align efforts among schools on the facilitation and conduct of psychosocial support activities for learners SY 2022-2023 in person classes;
  • Support the development of teaching personnel's knowledge, skills, and abilities in conducting and facilitating psychosocial support activities for learners;
  • Provide a comprehensive guide for teaching personnel in the end-to-end conduct and facilitation of psychosocial support activities for learners, especially in the context of return to in-person classes; and 
  • Inform and instruct teaching and non-teaching personnel in the conduct of monitoring and evaluation activities for the further development of psychosocial support programs and activities. 

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