Ifugao town provides after care services to its rehabilitated drug personalities

KIANGAN, Ifugao, March 16(PIA) -- The municipal government here is  conducting after care services  to the 22  rehabilitated drug personalities (RDPs) from this town who graduated from the  Ifugao Reflection Camp (IRC)  to ensure that they are ready to be re-integrated to the community.


These  RDPs will undergo the after care services for a duration of 18 months that involve spiritual enhancement, counseling, deliverance, discipleship and medical intervention, which are  continuation of the community-based rehabilitation program of the IRC. Their compliance is monitored by the Municipal Anti-Drug Abuse Council (MADAC).

They are now into the fourth month since the program started last December 2017.

Under Spiritual Enhancement, the RDPs will  undergo fellowship sessions, acquaintance with their fellow RDPs and general orientation by their Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC) regarding spirituality, spiritual survey, singing learning the words of God, testimonies and sharing, vital signs maintaining, medical counseling, health care, after care orientation, accomplishment of scorecards and a quarterly report by the BADAC.

Counseling will be provided by the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office and spiritual leaders while the discipleship course will use the Intentional Moves Module and Gift Discovery and Enhancement.

The Medical Intervention is being carried out by the Municipal Health Office involving routine medical check-up, home visits and counseling, health lecture, physical fitness, family consultation and planning, community services and clean-up day.

The RDPs will also be trained as disaster rescue volunteers and other volunteer works, provided with livelihood skills training and seminars and be  given financial assistance so they can be again productive members of society.

They have to finish all these before they can be fully certified to be released and re-integrated with their community. Daniel B. Codamon (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)


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