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bp presents manual for school psychologists

Baku, July 1, AZERTAC

bp today presented a 368-page manual to help school psychologists do their job more effectively. The book is a source of wide-ranging theoretical knowledge as well as practical application of internationally used work and consultation methods and approaches.

The project has been implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. It aims to equip school psychologists with the necessary theory and practice of dealing with the most common and challenging psychological problems at schools including stress, mental and moral trauma cases, as well as post pandemic mental health issues and syndromes.

The book has been developed and compiled by nine local experts representing each of the wide-ranging themes included in the content. It can also be used by university students majoring in relevant disciplines and parents of schoolchildren.

Addressing the event, hosted by bp today to publicly present the book, Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, bp’s vice president for the Caspian region, Communications and External Affairs, said: “This is the first time a manual of this size and scale has been published in Azerbaijan for school psychologists to rely on both theoretically and practically. We have specifically designed this project so that it can be used by all those who deal with children’s psychology. The topic is particularly relevant these days when schools and parents have to address the challenges arising from the post pandemic mental and physical health problems of children. In preparation of the book, we closely worked with the Ministry of Education and the Institute of Education to cover all areas and themes that will make the book a primary source of guidance for school psychologists and parents.”

The project duration was seven months with the total cost of around 54,000 AZN.

The project was implemented by the local organisation AZEDU MMC.

bp has been present in Azerbaijan for 30 years safely, efficiently and reliably operating major oil and gas exploration, development and transportation projects. To date, together with its co-venturers, bp has invested around $84 billion into projects it operates in the country. In Azerbaijan, we are committed to supporting sustainability efforts focusing on the areas where we believe we can make the most difference.

bp’s extensive social investment activities and capacity-building efforts in the country have had a positive impact and brought tangible benefits to people, improving their lives and making a difference.

The company’s social investments cover such areas as building local capabilities, education, development of communities, local enterprises, the environment, sporting potential as well as research into and promotion of the country’s rich cultural heritage. Overall, since the start, bp itself and together with its co-venturers in the joint ventures that bp operates in Azerbaijan, has spent around $101 million on social investment projects in this country.

For more information about bp and its co-venturers’ social investment projects please visit the bp Azerbaijan site at www.bp.com/azerbaijan

 

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