ALS Class Advisers’ Workshop focus on mental health

August 06, 2019

On July 27 and 28, the Ateneo Law School (ALS) hosted the Advisers’ Workshop with the theme, “CARES: A First Aid Protocol for Mental Health” facilitated by the Ateneo Center for Organization and Development (CORD) at Eugenio Lopez Center. Attended by 21 faculty advisers and members of the Campus Ministry Office, the workshop aimed to equip them as “first responders” with the knowledge and skills in understanding and dealing with mental health issues of law students.

Ateneo Law School dean Atty. Jose Maria Hofilena
Ateneo Law School dean Atty. Jose Maria Hofilena 
 

Led by Ms. Ma. Tonirose D. Mactal of CORD, the complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors that lead to mental health issues was discussed. Faculty advisers then identified specific risk factors that they believe contribute to mental health conditions experienced by ALS students.

The CARES Protocol, which stands for Check for imminent danger, Actively listen without judgment, Reassure and inform, Encourage to seek professional help, and Support self-help strategies, was then presented as a strategy to address the concerns of students. Faculty advisers underwent a series of workshops and simulation activities to develop and strengthen their consciousness as “first responders” and identify solutions given specific situations.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Atty. Maita V. Chan-Gonzaga
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Atty. Maita V. Chan-Gonzaga

Finally, Mr. Luisito G. Montalbo presented the Integrated Formation Program of ALS. Faculty advisers have been identified as a strategic component in the holistic formation of law students into men and women for others who will contribute meaningfully to building and transforming Philippine society as heroic lawyers and leaders.

The workshop aims to equip faculty advisers and members of the Campus Ministry Office with the knowledge and skills needed in understanding mental health issues.
The workshop aims to equip faculty advisers and members of the Campus Ministry Office with the knowledge and skills needed in understanding mental health issues. 

Moving forward, the ALS administration and faculty advisers committed to the continuous enhancement and implementation of policies for the well-being and development of the law students.

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  • ALS Class Advisers’ Workshop focus on mental health
    Tuesday, August 06, 2019

    On July 27 and 28, the Ateneo Law School (ALS) hosted the Advisers’ Workshop with the theme, “CARES: A First Aid Protocol for Mental Health” facilitated by the Ateneo Center for Organization and Development (CORD) at Eugenio Lopez Center. Attended by 21 faculty advisers and members of the Campus Ministry Office, the workshop aimed to equip them as “first responders” with the knowledge and skills in understanding and dealing with mental health issues of law students.

    Ateneo Law School dean Atty. Jose Maria Hofilena
    Ateneo Law School dean Atty. Jose Maria Hofilena 
     

    Led by Ms. Ma. Tonirose D. Mactal of CORD, the complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors that lead to mental health issues was discussed. Faculty advisers then identified specific risk factors that they believe contribute to mental health conditions experienced by ALS students.

    The CARES Protocol, which stands for Check for imminent danger, Actively listen without judgment, Reassure and inform, Encourage to seek professional help, and Support self-help strategies, was then presented as a strategy to address the concerns of students. Faculty advisers underwent a series of workshops and simulation activities to develop and strengthen their consciousness as “first responders” and identify solutions given specific situations.

    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Atty. Maita V. Chan-Gonzaga
    Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Atty. Maita V. Chan-Gonzaga

    Finally, Mr. Luisito G. Montalbo presented the Integrated Formation Program of ALS. Faculty advisers have been identified as a strategic component in the holistic formation of law students into men and women for others who will contribute meaningfully to building and transforming Philippine society as heroic lawyers and leaders.

    The workshop aims to equip faculty advisers and members of the Campus Ministry Office with the knowledge and skills needed in understanding mental health issues.
    The workshop aims to equip faculty advisers and members of the Campus Ministry Office with the knowledge and skills needed in understanding mental health issues. 

    Moving forward, the ALS administration and faculty advisers committed to the continuous enhancement and implementation of policies for the well-being and development of the law students.