Human rights organizations encourage to take care of migrants’ children emotional health

Human rights organizations issued an address to committees in the Parliament, Minister of Education, Science and Sport, and Ombudsman for Children Rights. The statement urges to take proactive stance with regards to migrants’ children emotional health.

In a press release, prof. Dainius Puras, children psychiatrist and director of the Human Rights Monitoring Institute, claims that “one of the most effective ways to help children is their education, as much as possible, it should be organized where other Lithuania’s children learn. Inclusive education of such sort would positively contribute to better psychical health of the Lithuanian society, and improve mental status with regards to both migrants’ children and Lithuania’s society from a wider point of view”.

The address has been signed by the Lithuania’s Coalition of Human Rights Organizations and NGO coalition “Už vaiko teises”.