The Department of Education (DepEd) will provide remote Psychological First Aid (PFA) for secondary learners on the first week of classes by the teachers using the Online and Self-Guided PFA Modules: Supplemental to the Supporting, Enabling and Empowering Students (SEES) Manual, developed by the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Services (DRRMS), in partnership with the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP).
This Online and Self-Guided Modules: Supplemental to the SEES Manual is intended for use of Secondary Teachers, School Heads, and identified Non-Teaching Personnel of DepEd region and division offices for the provision of remote Psychological First Aid to secondary learners.
Psychosocial Support – Remote Psychological First Aid to Secondary Learners
The development of these Guidance Notes and Supplemental Modules to the SEES Manual has been made possible under the direction and leadership provided by the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Service (DRRMS).
The recognition and support of the Executive Committee, under the leadership of Secretary, Leonor Magtolis Briones, on the importance of providing appropriate Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) to learners amidst COVID-19, as identified in the Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan, is greatly appreciated.
Appreciation to the Psychological Association of the Philippines is extended, for the technical assistance and expertise provided in the development of this supplementary material to the SEES Manual.
Last but not least, sincere gratitude also goes to the UNESCO Jakarta Team for the approval and support on the development of these Guidance Notes and Supplemental Modules to the SEES Manual.