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Caution, care for kids battling abandonment in isolation at CCIs

On National Stress Awareness Day, Let’s See How You Can Combat Stress


Abhay Singh

 | 16 Jun 2021 1:08 AM

New Delhi: In the last one and a half years of the pandemic here, a wave of mental trauma has enveloped children who are having to battle the virus and take precautions inside Child Care Institutions in Delhi. Most children end up spending the first few days in isolation where, for lack of an ability to express their emotions, they end up acting out in various ways. However, the Delhi Government has focussed on regular counselling and engaging them in various co-curricular activities like paintings, watching happy movies, games, play therapy. A psychologist working with children in CCIs said, “At the time of distress, a person can share his feeling with another person that he or she is in pain. But this is not the case with children, they don’t have this vocabulary, they express their feelings through crying, getting angry, fighting with another person that they don’t want to live in isolation.”