Training of Regional Level Resource Persons on Adolescent Counseling and Information Services for Popcom Region XII

Code:    Proj-460
Date:    06/01/1988 - 09/01/1988
Duration: 4 Months

"The program was designed to develop a new batch of local resource persons who can be tapped by the Popcom Regional Office. A total of 18 guidance counselors, teachers and youth workers from Cotabato and Iligan City attended. The training program had eight modules: Values Clarification; the Adolescent Fertility Program in the Context of the Philippine Population Program; Understanding the Filipino Adolescent; Conducting Lectures on Adolescent Concerns; Group Techniques in Reaching Out to Adolescents; Individual Counseling; and Group Counseling and Action Planning. The following insights surfaced during the implementation of the project. First, the Foundation must develop new materials on adolescent health and sexuality both for information and training purposes. Second, the Foundation needs to sustain its collaboration with government organizations (GOs) and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) to expand its clientele of professional services. Third, the Foundation needs to continue its staff development activities to further strengthen the staff in serving the technical needs and requirements of agency clients."