Teacher Training in Portugal

The FRIEND-SHIP teacher training took place in Portugal on 1, 8 and 15 October 2020 in the partner school Externato Nossa Sra. De Fátima (V.N. Gaia). Eight educational professionals participated in the teacher training, including five elementary school teachers, two pre-school teachers and one educational psychologist. The teacher training covered the theretical foundation underlying the FRIEND-SHIP program and had a practical component, in which participants had the opportunity to implement each of the intervention sessions. At the end of the training, the participants acknowledged the importance of working with students on the development of socio-emotional and interaction skills and expressed great motivation to implement the FRIEND-SHIP program.