Social Department Intensifies Psychosocial Service for Flood Victims

Reporter : Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing | Editor : Maria Inggita | January 14th, 2020 06:42 PM 18:42 WIB | Dibaca 46 kali
Social Department Intensifies Psychosocial Service for Flood Victims (Foto : Aldi Geri Lumban Tobing / Beritajakarta.id)

Jakarta Social Department continues to intensify psychosocial service (LDP) as a part in overcoming disaster, including fire and flood disasters.

" LDP team also encourages the victims, especially children, to participate in activities"

Jakarta Social Department Secretary, Mariana mentioned, her side not only distributes foods, basic needs and logistic assistance for the victims, but also provides mental, spiritual, and psychosocial supports for disaster victims/survivors through Social Department's LDP Team.

LDP team consists of social workers and social counselors, disaster response team (Tagana), Tenaga Pelopor Perdamaian, Sub-district Social Welfare Workers (TKSK), and Jakarta Indonesian Professional Social Workers Association (IPSPI).

"It refers to Governor Regulation No. 39/2014 about Division of Task Force of Regional Apparatus in Disaster Management," she conveyed, Tuesday (1/14).

According to her, LDP principles should be implemented in handling disaster victims, by identifying and assessing the flood victims, especially children, elderly, pregnant or breastfeeding mothers, whether their needs are fulfilled or not and exploring problems experienced by the survivors.

"LDP team also encourages the victims, especially children, to participate in activities such as drawing, playing games and puzzle, and singing," she explained.

Other things that should be concerned are LDP mechanism, preparation in delivering presentation, tools, identification and assessment forms for LDP activity.

"LDP teams can cooperate with different SKPDs or community volunteers," she said.

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