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Written by Mitzi Bonet Marie F. Cabaltera   
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 05:15

The Philippine Academy of Physicians in School Health, Inc. conducted its 14th Annual National Convention last may 20-21, 2013 with its theme "Optimum Psychosocial School Services for a Complete School Health Program".

The delegation was participated by Ms. Lelaie Copon, Guidance Counselor and Ms. Bonet Cabaltera, RN, our School Nurse. The convention tackles about the psychological and social services component of the School Health Program and selected medical conditions towards attaining optimal learning and proper social orientation in school setting.

Topics discussed during the convention are the following; The anatomy and the psychosocial impact of dropping out, The existing practices on psychological services, Psychosocial intervention for school children during emergencies and other crisis situations, and Helping children with leukemia, epilepsy, skin asthma and physical deformity/disability in school.

the convention helps to improve the knowledge and skills of school personnel in the recognition of psychosocial problems among school children. it enhances the role of the clinic staff and the guidance conselors in giving complete and comprehensive pyschological services. And also it gives detailed information on how to address properly the pre-existing medical problems and learning disabilities that affects the learning process of the students.

Consequently, the Psychological Services manpower consists of School Nurse, School Dentist, School Physician, and Guidance Counselor or School Psychologist must work hand in hand to improve attendance and achievements of students. Coordinated effort will result to less tobacco use, lower rates of teenage pregnancy, increased participation in physical fitness activities, increased use of school health and counseling services, decreased disciplinary problems, no suicidal cases, and increased in awareness and achievements by families and community in the health needs of the students.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 June 2013 05:43