The Minister of Educational Development and Vocational Training, Patricia del Pozo announced that specific training will soon be held for the advice of coordinators of Welfare and Protection of Children and Adolescents in Andalusian educational centers. This learning process, which will be conducted online through the Ministry’s Virtual Teacher Training Classroom, will host the entire 800 seats100 in each province.
Patricia del Pozo also announced that the second call is planned for February 2024, organized by 32 Teaching Centers (CEPs) “according to demand, with the idea that all coordinators have access to the training necessary for the performance .” in its functions”. This training will also extend to management teams and educational guidance professionals.
The adviser of the IES Nervión in Seville inaugurated the Conference on the implementation of the coordination number of Welfare and Protection in Andalusian educational centers, organized by the Ombudsman for Children and Adolescents of Andalusia and the UNICEF Andalusia Committee.
Del Pozo emphasized that life together is “one of the great challenges we have for the coming years. It is impossible to create a good learning process and a life project, without the student feeling good, safe, without even what a threat, without feeling rejected, and in a climate of coexistence..Precisely for this reason, it is very important to create a climate of respect, tolerance, and values, where everyone can find their place, ” he declared.
In his speech, he also assured that the emotional well-being of students and the development of school coexistence is always a priority of the Ministry and he added that emotional education has a direct impact on the well-being and health of students and teachers, in addition to creating a positive climate in favor LEARN. “Students need to feel good to learn, to feel cared for, that they are important, but they also need to learn to feel good; that is, the work of education cannot be separated from emotional well-being,” he said.
The counselor also mentioned the Emotional Wellbeing Program which was launched for the second year and is intended for educational centers supported by public funds that educate students in the last cycle of Primary Education, Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate and Basic and Intermediate Level Vocational Training stages.
Del Pozo explained that, although the most beneficiaries are the students, this program also affects families, management teams, and teachers, and it is also aimed at the staff of the Educational Guidance Teams and the Provincial Educational Inspection Services.
For his part, Jesús Maeztu, Ombudsman for Children and Adolescents of Andalusia, points out the importance of trust “in the professionalism and common sense of the management teams of the centers, with the support of the education administration, so that this figure can help. on the fight against violence against children and adolescents through prevention early detection, awareness, and education.
“The only effective way to fight violence is prevention,” said María Ángeles Espinosa, president of the Study and Training Committee of UNICEF Spain. “Therefore, we are asking the education administrations to activate the required resources to develop actions in three areas: regulations, so that the work of coordinators does not depend on the will or individual capabilities of the educational staff, but on an adequate development of their functions and conditions; training, providing specific training to coordinators, and generic training to the entire educational community, and data, with the implementation of the census registry of information on violence against children and adolescents that allows us to know the extent -on the problem and solve it in a coordinated way,” he said.
The Emotional Wellbeing program contributes to the development of the commitments obtained by the Andalusian Government within the framework of the Social and Economic Pact for community promotion.