Head of the Department of Social Work of USJ helping professionals in the early months of the Pandemic
In the early months of 2020, Prof. Ning Tang, Head of the Department of Social Work, provided psychological first aid training alongside various webinars to professionals to help cope with the new normal in the midst of the pandemic.
In 2020, the pandemic’s reach extends past physical health impacts. Coping with the new normal has been a major task for everyone, though the psychological aspect has been understated as most of the attention is directed toward material helping.
In light of these risks, Prof. Ning Tang, Head of the Department of Social Work and Programme Coordinator for the Master of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education of the University of Saint Joseph (USJ), was quick to respond by providing psychological first aid training alongside various webinars to professionals in early 2020.
Prof. Ning Tang came across a book titled “Disastershock”, which provides practical exercises to reduce disaster-related stress and enhance coping skills for parents, adults, and children. Identifying the book as an important resource, Prof. Ning Tang partnered with Dawning Consulting and Macao Caritas to produce Mandarin and Cantonese translations in during April and May, 2020.
The e-book “Disastershock” can be downloaded for free here.
Author: BSW Year 2 Student, Cater Chon