ESCAPE continue its offering of specialized services to children and their families in Puerto Rico to address and prevent post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from Hurricane Maria to minimize the occurrence of child abuse and family violence.
To this date, 38 persons have received psychological and support services. Of these 80% are females. There have been cases of pre-existing mental health conditions as depression, anxiety and stress that worsened after the beginning of hurricane season (2019). Other cases have been of parents looking for tools and support to handle diagnoses of their children, which after the hurricane worsened as: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety, others.
During this quarter, July to September, the following activities were implemented as part of the Project:
- Project team was trained (Psychologist and Service Coordinator)
- Documents and procedures related to the project were finished
- Community alliances was formalized
- Marketing and social marketing materials and strategies were developed and disseminated
- Screening, assessment and intake process initiated
- Psychological and case management services were provided including support, coordination of services and follow-up
Thanks again for the support!