A course on Psychological First Aid for the teachers of higher primary and High schools was inaugurated at Shanthi Kiran Bajjodi by Most Rev Dr Aloysius Paul D Souza Bishop of Mangalore on Friday 17 July, 2015.
The course was organized by Shanthi Kiran Counseling centre with the aim to quip the teachers with skills to indentify asses and guide the adolescents in their psychological needs emotional problems developmental hazards and psychological behaviors. The topics on adolescent psychology, their problems counseling skills and soft skills are dealt by the experts .This course consists of two levels of week – end seminars and four months of practicum. It is held for all higher primary and high school teachers under the management of Mangalore diocese in three zones. A team of Psychologists and counselors will be facilitating as resource persons during the seminars.
Inaugurating the seminar Bishop appreciated the new concept “Psychological First Aid “and encouraged all the teachers to take keen interest in the personality development of the children. Speaking from his experience and examples bishop convinced the teachers their role as the guide, mother, and counselor to help the child in problems in the school.
Most Rev Dr A P D Souza Bishop of Mangalore, Fr Jerald D Souza Secretary CBE, Fr Peter D Souza Director Pastoral Institute, and Fr Arun Lobo were present on the dais. Fr Gratian Alvares compeered the program.
Shanthi Kiran Counseling Centre is situated near Nathoor Junction a few yards away in the Shathi Kiran Bajjodi Campus. With the motto “Service with compassion and competence” the centre renders services to all non-discriminating caste, creed, religion, sexual orientations or political affiliations. It offers specialized services in stress management, anger management, adjustment difficulties, adolescent counseling, youth counseling, couple counseling and family counseling.
Fr Arun Lobo MS in Counseling
Director Shanthi-Kiran Counseling centre
Phone: 0824 2223897