Invited speakers

Adolescents' Psychological Potential Actualization Model

Tetyana I. Svatenkova

Doctoral Student in Psychology, Vasil Stefanik Precarpathian National University
Member of the Ukrainian Union of Psychotherapy and Counseling

Psychologist in the recreation program "Children's Camp Zephyr"

The socio-psychological situation in Ukraine has undergone significant changes. A global pandemic, harsh quarantine measures, insufficient public information, stigmatization of public opinion, high risks to public health - all this has created a new psychosocial reality of life for both adults and children.

It is obvious that this problem`s state and its` manifestation totality affected all child's life spheres. The high school teachers anonymous voluntary survey conducted in 10 schools in different regions of Ukraine (Prykarpattia, Central and Northern) revealed a decrease in student activity (360 people aged 14-17) by 40% (attendance, willingness to learn and take part in educational activities), significantly reduced success (by 35%) during the distance learning period.

The parents survey results show that in the adolescents` emotional sphere feelings of fear (89% of respondents), anxiety (84%), aggression (58%), depression (52%) prevail.

The structural characteristics` of the specific manifestations of adolescents` psychological potential study was made in 2016-2020. More than 1,500 teenagers took part in the experiment on a voluntary basis and anonymity. The teenagers` psychological potential consists of the following components: motivational, emotional, value, behavioral.

The results showed a 40% decline in indexes on average over 2020-2021. Adolescents' psychological potential actualization model was developed on the basis of the recreation program "Children's Camp Zephyr" and the adolescents` psychological center "Alternative". The model consists of 4 stages: diagnostic, psycho-corrective, formative, recreational-assertive. It is being implemented for the second year 2021-2022 at the moment. There are significant results in the direction of increasing psychological indicators. 

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