MLAC at the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015

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Last August 24-27, 2015, the Global Forum on Research and Innovation for Health 2015 was held in the Philippine International Convention Center. The theme of the forum this year was “People at the Center of Research and Innovation for Health”. That Wednesday, August 26, President and Founder of MLAC Institute for Psychosocial Services, Inc., Dr. Ma. Lourdes A. Carandang, took part in a panel session entitled “Enhancing Resilience in Times of Crisis and Catastrophe”. The panel presentation is geared towards addressing the gap between the human dimensions of the impact of disasters and orients the audience towards an array of issues, practices and directions in enhancing resilience among individuals and families in disaster-stricken communities.

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“Play and Mindfulness Based Expressive Arts Therapy for Healing and Resilience of Children” – Dr.Carandang

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The other topics and speakers of the panel session were:

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Haiyan – Lessons Learned and Yet to be Learned – June Pagaduan Lopez, MD
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Assessing Needs and Resources for Resilience – Nephtaly Joel Botor
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Creative Pedagogy for Community Recovery – Emma Rose Medina

At the end, an indigenous music jam was facilitated by Leo Emmanuel of Hibla Sanghabi where musical instruments were distributed and participants were instructed to play on the basis of “pakikinig” and “pakikiramdam”.

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Participants moving with the beat
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Dr. Carandang with MLAC Team Members, Jaymee Leonen & Criselda Yambao.
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