Schools prepared to address trauma-related issues following quake

As schools resume sessions today following yesterday’s earthquake, administrators and staff have made preparations to respond to implications resulting from the trauma experienced by students.

In the aftermath of the 5.6 magnitude quake, the Health and Wellness Ministry warned Jamaicans to look out for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder among citizens.

Speaking with IRIE FM news, President of the Jamaica Teachers’ Association, Leighton Johnson noted that schools will review their response mechanisms to address any trauma-related issues.

Meantime, Mr Johnson said schools which are required to have an established safety mechanism were offered the opportunity to test those mechanisms following the quake.


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