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National Autonomous University of Nicaragua UNAN – Managua in collaboration with municipal mayors and non-profit community institutions will promote biopsychosocial health and wellness habits. The university’s Psychosocial and Community Clinic at the Multidisciplinary Regional Faculty FAREM-Esteli will be working with their partners to offer additional resources online and to promote community awareness of the importance of mental health.

The Psychosocial and Community Clinic is a space for multidisciplinary professional training of psychology, social work and medicine students. The clinic serves the university community and the surrounding communities, including local primary and secondary schools. It works with non-governmental and non-profit social organizations to jointly develop initiatives of socio-educational work at the community level and in psychosocial care processes at the personal level according to the particular and collective needs of vulnerable groups

In conjunction with the Ministry of Education, the clinic has developed training plans to address issues of emotional education, violence prevention, self-esteem in children and adolescents, while also offering resources to strengthen capacities of teachers and counseling teams at local schools. The clinic’s collaborations are based on the needs of partners who have prioritized violence prevention, sexuality education, vocational planning, dengue virus prevention, COVID-19 prevention, education access, and enrichment for parents.