Gov’t to provide therapy for bullying victim

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By Robert A. Emmanuel

Despite the focus being on the rehabilitation of the two male students who were recently expelled for bullying another classmate, the government of Antigua and Barbuda said assistance for the victim has not been forgotten.

During last week’s post-Cabinet press briefing, Information Minister Melford Nicholas told reporters that the government will provide psychological assistance to the victim and his family, if it was necessary.

“There are programmes and … methodologies that can be applied within the school system. There are a number of persons who are trained in psychology that are working within the schools, but wherever that reaches that limit, there is an abridged arrangement that can be done through the Ministry of Social Transformation,” he said, adding if more in-depth psychological therapy is required, the Ministry of Health would become involved.

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