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The Community publishes a guide to raise awareness and sensitize 70,000 young people about the effects of covid-19

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| The 'Covid Survival Kit' is a complementary action of the 'Sum and Follow' campaign, for the prevention of contagions | The Ministry of Tourism, Youth and Sports, through the General Directorate of Youth, and in collaboration with the Murcia Association of Educational Guidance Professionals (Apoemur), has published a guide that will reach 70,000 young people with the aim of raising awareness and sensitize them to the consequences of covid-19. This 'covid survival kit' is a complementary action of the campaign that the regional government launched last September and that promotes awareness and sensitization for the prevention of coronavirus infections. The Minister of Tourism, Youth and Sports, Cristina Sánchez, thanked Apoemur for the "great work" in bringing this guide to the largest number of educational centers in the Region of Murcia and explained that they may include it in their Tutorial Action Plan for students of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO). He also indicated that this guide, which will begin to be distributed to the centers next week, consists of several blocks with different resources to face the current situation on the part of young adolescents.

"In this way, we have associated these resources with the tools that are included in this 'Covid Survival Kit'," said Cristina Sánchez. 'My emotional flashlight' is the first block of this guide.

It is the first of the tools with which it is intended that students acquire knowledge.

The proposed activities are an aid in self-knowledge of their emotions.

"Hence the simile with the flashlight; emotional awareness strategies will illuminate them to be able to see or know their emotions as a prior step to the self-regulation so necessary in times of pandemic," said the counselor. Block two, 'My vitamin kit', is the second tool offered in the guide and is focused on emotional self-regulation.

In this case, Cristina Sánchez explained, "vitamins will be the necessary energy supplement for proper emotional functioning that allows them to effectively self-regulate in crisis situations." 'My binoculars' is the third block.

This tool constitutes the part dedicated to critical thinking.

The simile with binoculars comes from the idea of ??being able to focus our gaze critically on all the hoaxes and 'fake news', on the covid-19.

"A critical, but at the same time, constructive look is essential so that students can feel safe, reducing their anxiety and eliminating their mistaken beliefs and prejudices about the virus and the pandemic," said the counselor. And finally, 'My strategic map' is the fourth block of the guide, focused on raising awareness and sensitizing students by offering resources to act responsibly.

"The idea of ??the map tells us the different paths that one can travel to fulfill the objective of contributing and actively participating in community health care and social awareness," said Cristina Sánchez. 'Add and Go' The 'Sum and Follow' campaign has already reached some 100,000 young people, both in person and through the social networks Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter. According to the counselor, "this campaign was presented with the aim of connecting with all the youth of the Region of Murcia, making them feel identified with responsible behavior and encouraging them to follow the warnings, information and regulations that are indicated to us during this health crisis.

taking care of ourselves, thus also taking care of others ". He also highlighted the good results of the campaign, "since it has been widely accepted by thousands of young people who have been interested in learning about the importance of adopting prevention measures and have requested information on what or not to do in situations diverse and related to the pandemic, in the different information points installed in different municipalities, "he said.

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