Article Title: Mental Health Education Intervention For Training Teachers In Areas Affected By Earthquake
Author(s): Asad Nizami, Faiza Aslam, Fareed A Minhas, Sajjad Raza, Sema Genel, Burcu Tetik
Institute(s): Institute of Psychiatry, WHO Collaborating Centre, Rawalpindi General Hospital, Rawalpindi; Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe Humanitarian Aid
Journal: Journal of Pakistan Psychiatric Society, 2007, Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 60–62
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Subjects And Methods
This study was conducted as part of a two days workshop which was conducted for the primary school teachers for ‘understanding mental health and psychosocial interventions’ in the Union Council Salmiah of Azad Jammu & Kashmir in August 2006. Union Council Salmiah has a total of 42 schools out of which 4 are privately run and the rest are administered by the District Education Department. There are 4 schools for higher education, 6 for middle education and the rest 32 for primary education. There are a total of 3708 students currently attending the schools and 130 school teachers involved in teaching. The study design was pretest and post-test interventional. In the study there were 29 primary level schools teaching from class nursery till class five, with a total number of 86 teachers. All the teachers were invited for the workshop but unfortunately due to difficulties in communication and adverse weather and road access only 12 teachers attended the two days workshop.