ATATÜRK UNIVERSITY CONTINUES ITS SUPPORT FOR EARTHQUAKE ZONE
After the earthquake in Kahramanmaraş, which affected 11 provinces, Atatürk University continues its efforts for the revival of social life with the aid it provides for the disaster area.
Atatürk University, which assigned 50 personnel from the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Application and Research Center within its body to the earthquake region, made some visits to the Malatya region, organized for psychosocial support.
During this process, members of the Psychological Counseling and Guidance Application and Research Center, trying to reduce the negative psychological effects of the process by using various psychological first aid techniques, came together with the earthquake survivors and especially the children who may have difficulty in making sense of what happened, chatted with the children one by one and presented various toys as well as games, dance and applied activities. .
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry specialists, who visited the university campus, life center, primary school, kindergarten, girls' dormitory, tent cities and a village, had interviews with children. The experts, who carried out activities for children to have fun, did not neglect to distribute toys, food and necessities.
During the visits made by the psychosocial support and rehabilitation group to the children and their families affected by the earthquake in Malatya by the nurses and doctors, vital signs of those in need were checked and medication support was given to those who were at critical level. While the patients were informed about the drugs they regularly use, those who wanted psychiatric support were directed to the experts in the team.
Atatürk University delegation, which carried out intensive psychological support for earthquake victims for three days, returned to Erzurum to plan their next activities.
CORPORATE COMMUNICATION DIRECTORATE – 20.02.2023