Health and Psychosocial Messaging
from the Read Haiti/Strong Beginnings radio program
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Strong Beginnings/Read Haiti team developed short health and psychosocial messages to be broadcasted with the initiative's three radio programs: Literacy Lessons, Pre-K Parent Programming, and the Reading Hour.
These messages provide children and families with important health information about COVID-19 and steps they can take to minimize their risk. Additionally, the psychosocial messages acknowledge the emergence of new stressors and anxieties prompted by COVID-19 and provide students and their families with concrete strategies and coping mechanisms to counteract the ill-effects of stress.
Message 1: What is the Coronavirus? General reminders to protect ourselves and stay healthy
Message 2: Importance of handwashing
Message 3: How and when to wear a face mask
Message 4: Importance of staying home / Social distancing
Message 5: People at risk of contracting the Coronavirus
Message 1: Introduction and importance of maintaining our psychosocial health
Message 2: Anxieties, worries, and fears and breathing exercises
Message 3: Missing family and friends and coping strategies
Lakou Kajou: When I go to school
In this song in Haitian Creole, children will learn safe practices for returning to school.