Yang, Li Rong, founder of Happiness Village and licensed psychologist, develops a 24-course certifiable program which trains educators (parents, teachers) to use valuable methods which will help guide youths into better managing emotional health. With the help of parents, Yang identifies needs and develops a curricula based on theories of psychology for elementary school students in effort to develop stronger social-emotional skills from young.
Yang’s emotional management curricula is presently active in 13 Taiwan counties, developing 245,000 children, with an estimate of 1,000 certified volunteers. The program not only builds on social-emotional skills of youths, but is also an opportunity for teachers to have a deeper understanding of the student and learn to better guide them, and use age-appropriate methods to encourage their students.
The pace of the 21st century has fractured its youth’s emotional health. ACF hopes that by giving teachers the skill and awareness of the problem will help alleviate the ever growing problem in Taitung and Hualien’s most remote, and for children to have a positive growth and emotional health and experience growing up.