School and health care together to reduce the size of the youth distress dictated by Covid
prevention yes, but in the third year of school influenced by Covid it is time to put everything on the scale collateral damage of the pandemic on children and adolescents. School and health care (Minor Service, Cultural Institutes, school administrators), together to reduce the size of the juvenile distress said mostly by the restrictions. The answer lies precisely in the resumption of socialization, “To put in place a different mentality of intervention, – observes the Secretary of State for Education, Andrea Belluzzi – which is no longer the emergency one but based on priorities “.
Strengthened by the positive results obtained in recent months, confirmed and enhanced – he claims Laura Gobbi, Education Department Director – the listening space in middle, high school and Cfp schools: a team of psychologists available to answer questions, intercept and intervene in the most at-risk situations. For the little ones – nursery, childhood and elementary school – the support of pedagogist and experts, and activities, in public-private synergy, based on the use of creative languages – projects ranging from theater, at the music, at the yoga And’circus art – as a valid help to process experiences and emotions.
A change of perspective is currently plausible for Pediatrics: “Just ask the children to sacrifice! – nut Laura Viola, Chief of Pediatrics Iss – Are we looking for the positives or the sick? The little ones do not suffer from the serious symptoms of Covid, the psychic and even psychiatric problems that the lack of social relationships can entail are much more serious “.
The data is worrying: cases of hardship almost doubled (from 15 to 27) in one year – says the UOC Director of the ISS Minors Service, William Giardi – between intervening, self-injurious gestures and suicide attempts, due to this occurrence at an early stage. Alcohol and drug abuse, eating and behavioral disorders, addiction to social media are also growing. 4 insertions into the community, – he explains Rosita Guidi, Head of Uos Tutela Minori – double compared to 2020. And then there is thefamily atmosphere which often exacerbates the discomfort rather than alleviating it: 33 cases of witnessed violence to date compared to 21 last year. Hence the importance of creating a true one protection net for the psycho-physical well-being of our young people.
In the video, the interviews with Laura Gobbi, Director of the Education Department and Laura Viola, Primary Pediatric State Hospital.