Christopher Kohli's Report

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After learning the summary of every child’s rights under the Convention on the Rights of the Child, I am more concerned about mental health resources for children, especially for children who experience traumas. According to United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef, 1989), “Children who have been neglected, abused or exploited should receive special help to physically and psychologically recover and reintegrate into society”. Children who experience traumatic events have right to receive rehabilitation services from communities, school, health care facilities. I believe rehabilitations are same as important as preventions in child welfare programs. However, child welfare in the United States still is under consideration…show more content…
As a news reporter for education, Kohli (2016) states that it is significant that reaching out trauma counseling early before students are seriously affected by PTSD or depression. She projects her value that a school should have an on-site social worker to provide psychological support, and to address the need of mental resources for students. However, this depends on school budgets and priorities. I think Kohli (2016) makes a strong point that schools should provide mental support regularly week by week or day by day, but not just after large-scale traumas such as shootings. It is true that the need for trauma counseling has been recognized in the United States after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. It is more important to recognize mental health issues in children, and to make it easier for them to seek help. Kohli’s (2016) article not only informs the public about how traumatic experiences affects on children’s brains, but also emphasizes teachers’ role as people in the front lines to identify children who need mental health care. By recognizing and addressing the mental need for children who are traumatized, teachers foster these children to create a foundation for growing up as healthy…show more content…
This healthy and supportive social network evolves family, peers, community, schools, policy makers, cultures, media, and social media, etc. All of these positive elements create a safe, loving, and caring social environment and human relationships to heal children’s earlier trauma. Share and Care program that Kohli (2016) mention above is one of many mental support resources for students who seeking help. I believe that resources involving great courage, humanity, and hope are assisting children to thrive in the
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