Social Counseling with Anti Confusion Car Present at the MoSA Disaster Command Post
JAKARTA (January 10, 2020) - The Ministry of Social Affairs established a disaster relief base post at the Cawang Kencana Building, East Jakarta, to anticipate the possibility of a continuing disaster.
Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P Batubara said the establishment of the holding post was based on BMKG predictions that predicted high rainfall would continue until next month.
"We form this post until recovery period. This post provides information openly for elements of society, the private sector, and NGOs who want to send aid to affected areas," the Minister said on Friday (10/1)
In addition to Logistics within the Command Post there are psychosocial support services for disaster victims. One of them through social counselors (Pensos) and a car with a blue ornament that reads 'Antigalau Car', was also present in providing services to disaster victims.
Previously the social educator with 'Antigalau Car' was also present since the beginning of the flood disaster that focused on psychosocial support services.
"We are here at this post in order to provide psychosocial support, we conduct counseling counseling. Especially accompanying children and vulnerable groups by playing and singing together to recover their trauma," said Hasim, Head of Social Counseling Center
He said the gripping disaster situation certainly left scars of trauma in the hearts and minds of many people. it is important for children and vulnerable groups to get trauma recovery services.
The establishment of a logistical aid post is one of the steps the Ministry of Social Affairs anticipates that the impact of the flood and landslides may still occur.
Present to accompany the Social Minister, Director General of Social Protection and Security (Linjamsos), Director of Social Protection for Natural Disaster Victims (PSKBA), Secretary of the Social Research and Counseling Education Agency (BP3S), Head of Social Counseling Center and echelon II officials at other Ministry of Social Affairs.