In Indonesia, a group of school-age children amounted to about 66 million people or covering 28% of the total population of Indonesia (Central Bureau of Statistics, 2010). Ministry of Health (2014), states that school-age children are the future generation who will become the foundation of a nation in the context of the quality of human resources that will come. The large number of school-aged children, as well as the importance of school-age children to the life of the nation in the future, making groups of school-age children need great attention from various aspects to ensure the quality of the nation in the future.
Aspects that require attention at primary school age children is about health. Health is a healthy condition, both physically, mentally, spiritually and socially to enable more people to live socially and economically productive (Health Act No. 39, 2009). UU no. 18 Year 2014 on Mental Health, explained that mental health is a condition in which an individual can develop physically, mentally, spiritually and socially so that individuals are aware of the capabilities themselves, cope with stress, productive and able to contribute to the social environment. Health becomes important to ensure the development of school-age children in fulfilling the tasks of development.
Across the world of mental health disorders each year show an increase, approximately 10-20% of children and adolescents in the world are experiencing mental health problems (WHO, 2013). In Indonesia alone, around 140 children (aged 4-15 years) per mile, impaired mental health (Riskesdas, 2013). Such data suggests that the number of school-age children who experience mental health disorders is quite large, so it is necessary for the prevention and handling of the matter. Prevention efforts can be done through three stages of prevention, namely primary, secondary and tertiary, which includes measures of crisis, acute, defense and health promotion (Stuart, 2009).
Based on this, the Department of Psychiatric Nursing Community Service FIK UI held the theme “I am the Son Tough” on Saturday, September 12th, 2015 at SD Negeri 3 Pondok China Depok. The activities carried out in the form of counseling that is integrated with stimulations growth and development in accordance with the level of development of school-age children. It is hoped that through this activity the task of growth and development of students in the school can be optimized. Pengmas specific purpose is to facilitate the 166 students of class 3, 4, and 5 SD Negeri 3 Pondok China to become resilient children are able to complete a given task, a sense of responsibility, and happy to cooperate with peers. The method used in this activity is the stimulation of growth and development for students and teachers conducted with lectures, discussions, as well as games.
Prof. Budi Anna Keliat, which is FIK UI professor of Psychiatric Nursing Department revealed that the child has to be taught early on how to train mental endurance and mental. “Elementary students could be the beginning of the formation of mental self. To that end, students should be guided how to develop mental toughness and mental. Because elementary metal is prone to violence, “he said.
Pengmas were also carried out in the framework Anniversary 30th FIK UI involves the entire teaching staff FIK UI Department of Psychiatric Nursing and assisted by several students. Principal of SDN 3 Pondok China, Sukarsih, stated that it greatly helped by the pengmas activities. Because according to him, the students will be more understanding about what to do if being bullied.