WITH the approval of the RA 11036 also known as the Mental Health Act on June 20, 2018 by President Rodrigo Duterte, the Davao Association of Guidance Counselors, Inc. (DAGCO-PGCA) responded by conducting a seminar-workshop last February 16, 2019 at the Ateneo de Davao University Junior High School’s Mini-Theater.
The seminar was entitled “Psychological First Aid for Peer Facilitators” given by Dr. Sheila Marie Hocson, RGC, RP. The young and dynamic speaker is the current Guidance and Counseling Director of the Far Eastern University in Manila and formerly the President of PGCA – the national organization of Guidance Counselors.
The seminar was attended by the Peer Facilitators/ Consultants/ Advocates of the different schools from Davao City and nearby provinces. These helpers were given brief training on how to conduct Psychological First Aid (PFA).