Every month supervision and board meeting take place.
Activities in the past
In the last months several radio interviews took place. They were mostly related to the psychological part of experiencing a natural disaster. Here are some links of radio shows that you can still listen to online:
Recently some members of APAP were guest at the 'Now You Know'- radio show from Valerie van Putten. Did you miss it? Don't worry, you can listen to with this link!Check it out, share, let others know so the message and information can be spread to all that need to hear!
Geplaatst door APAP: Association for Psychologists and Allied Professionals Sint Maarten op vrijdag 24 november 2017
In the last few weeks some news items and articles concerning the psychological well being of the people on St. Maarten after the hurricane have been aired and published. For example one of our members was interviewed for a documentary program from the Netherlands (Zembla) that was recently aired.
You can watch this TV-program here:
The Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Kajsa Ollongren addressed this issue also in the Second Chamber in the Netherlands: that the focus should not only be on the material aspect of the reconstruction, but also on the immaterial aspect, to help the people in dealing with the emotional consequences of the hurricane.
The following article gives a more nuanced overview of the message what our member was bringing over in Zembla, that is the amount of people who can experience psychological distress at this moment is significant and that this topic needs sufficient attention on the island (it is written in Dutch)