“Psychosocial competence (PSC) is the ability of an individual to respond effectively to daily life needs and tests”, as defined by the World Health Organization in 2013.
The Inspé (National Higher Institute of Teaching and Education) works on this, a field of education that has developed internationally over thirty years and has recently been invested politically and scientifically in France. The Institute’s Moulins site hosted a day with French References for Psychosocial Skills: Beatrice Lamboy, Doctor of Psychology, Scientific Adviser in Public Health France, Associate Researcher and University Lecturer in Health Promotion (Inter University Psychology Laboratory, University)
He coordinated the creation of a reference document in CPS, published in February 2022. A reference document intended for decision makers and field actors.
The school will open a new license in Moulins (Alier) in September in preparation for the teaching profession.
Manage your stress better
At Moulins Campus, a conference and practice brought together about forty participants, executives and future executives of health education: students of Masters 1 and 2 in public health, Meef Masters (teaching profession) and degrees in health profession, National Education Executive (Alier’s education advisor). , Representative of the Divisional “Health Education” Mission of the Directorate of National Services for National Education, Coordinator of the Rector of the “Health-Promoting School” file), Academic Instructor.
A key lever of health promotion is to enable today’s and tomorrow’s generation to develop their conscious and rational choices, their ability to stay together and their ability to better manage their stress and control their emotions. Over the past 30 years, many research studies have shown the importance of CPS in early childhood development, well-being and health.
A national strategy for developing CPS among children and youth is being formulated. “The health crisis has shown that this CPS is a response to the mental health problems we’ve been able to observe,” explains Carin Seemer, head of Insp Public Health Postgraduate Course 1.
“It’s a question of working on recovery, on short, medium and long term success. Childhood, nursery, old age, whole life. It works on cognitive, social and mental skills at the same time. In kindergarten, for example, it is important to know how to express one’s emotions and feelings. ” Continued by Carin Seemer:
Throughout one’s life, it is essential to know oneself well and make responsible choices. For an older person, these skills affect risky behavior. Communicating effectively, knowing how to express your needs, asking for help is very important. In short, these are skills we use every day without realizing it. “
Outside of this day, Inspé works on these questions throughout the year: “For example, students did improvisational theater at the beginning of the university year, a strategy to learn to assert themselves in a group. In this way they tested their CPS.”
A measurement scale
Carin Seemer herself participated in a working group on the subject and, through her research laboratory, developed a scale for measuring CPS for children in CM1, CM2, which would be one of the first in France. This joint project will be presented to 10,000 students in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, for large-scale legitimacy. “So far, professional practices have evolved without a framework. The goal of current projects is to create a very clean repository. The purpose is to train all concerned professionals. ”