The Tema International School Wellbeing team is happy to announce the successful outcome of the first ever wellbeing workshop that took place at the Einstein hall, TlS, on 12 December, 2018.
The one day training dubbed CHAD wellbeing workshop, gathered teachers, pastors, social workers, headmistresses, human resources persons, counselors among others from neighbouring public and international schools as well as churches and industries to equip them with the relevant basic counseling skills. With over 60 participants in attendance, the day workshop addressed the use of four main therapies to help understand children and adolescents and to identify the various ways to reach out to these age groups during the formative or developmental period.
We had a renowned lecturer from the University of Ghana, Dr C.B Waife-Akenten who had a morning session with a presentation on human developmental stages with emphasis on understanding and identifying concerned behaviours in children and adolescents during their critical years. The participants then took turns within four therapy sessions namely Behavioral, Cognitive, Play and Psychodynamic to become equipped with the needed skills to deal with these challenges. These therapy sessions were facilitated by 4 seasoned counseling Psychologists, our own school counselor Mrs. Sandra Thompson Assan, Ms. Eyram Mahoney, Mrs. Nhyira Dadson and Joy Debrah.
The participants were awarded with certificates and given a startup kit which contained a pen, a file, relevant counseling materials to guide each counseling session with a child or an adolescent and clipboard as a souvenir. The workshop came to an end around 4:30pm with a group picture.
The wellbeing team appreciate and say a huge thank you to the management of our school for the opportunity, to the hostel parents for their participation and to the facilitators for imparting knowledge to ensure that the future of our children and adolescents in terms of their wellbeing is secured.