Teachers being trained to offer mental support to terror-victims



Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination (NHSRC) is working on a psycho-social support programme for children surviving or witnessing a terrorist attack, according to sources. 

The National Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Network (NHEPRN), which works under the health ministry, is training teachers in Pakistan to provide psychological support to traumatised children.

The network has trained 24 schools from sectors G-6 and G-7 as master trainers over the last two months under the programme.

The NHEPRN will hold workshops for the master trainers in each province. The master trainers will train other teachers in their provinces, said NHEPRN deputy director Dr Sabina Durrani.