Psychosocial Team Sent to Palu and Sigi

Reporter : Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing | Editor : Nugroho Adibrata | April 21st, 2019 01:44 PM 13:44 WIB | Dibaca 500 kali
Psychosocial Team Sent to Palu and Sigi (Foto : Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing /

The Jakarta Provincial Government once again sent a psychosocial team to Palu City and Sigi District, Central Sulawesi, for post-disaster handling.

" We want them to be tough"

The team consisted of regional working unit (SKPD), Jakarta Bazis, and Jakarta Psychologists Association (Himpsi) departed to the Soekarno-Hatta Airport at 2.30 AM, Sunday (2/14) and arrived at the Mutiara Sis Al Jufri Airport at around 6.25 AM.

It would be focused on community coaching and empowerment actions, as well as post-disaster school management for liquefaction survivors.

Jakarta Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Division Head, Joko Indro uttered that team would be focused on three activities for ten days ahead. They were cadre formation and training of Psychological First Aid (PFA), school monitoring and disaster-safe madrasas, as well as micro-economic entrepreneurship training.

"It's intended for RT/RW caretakers, PKK cadres, karang taruna youth organization members, public figures and locals, teachers and students, as well as victims. We want them to be tough," he expressed, Sunday (4/21).

It was done to reduce disaster potential on psychological aspects. PFA was aimed to help someone heal themselves from within.

"Every cadre must be able to maintain his mental health first, after that he/she can pass on to others," he exclaimed.

Victis would also get entrepreneurship training and assistance in a bid to improve their economy. It included culinary fields, soap production and handicrafts.

Related to disaster safe schools assistance, the team would equip schools and students in terms of disaster preparedness through theory and practice or simulation.

As for the information, SKPDs departed were BPBD, Human Resource Development Agency, Social Agency, Health Agency, Industry and Energy Agency, Fire and Rescue Agency, as well as Communication, Informatic, and Statistic Agency.