Minor psychological interventions remain fragile
On October 29, 2008, the China Youth Research Center released the “Report on the Rights and Interests of Minors in China” to the media. The report states that 30% of schools have listed mental health courses as a compulsory course, but the system of psychological intervention for minors is still vulnerable.
According to the “Juvenile Rights and Interests Survey” of the China Youth Research Center, 34.
0% of schools listed mental health education as a required course, 14.
3% of schools listed mental health education as an elective, 32.
6% of schools offer lectures on mental health education, 15.
Counseling and activities in mental health education were carried out in 3% of schools, 7.
5% of schools are equipped with counselling rooms, only 3.
8% of schools are not replaced by any form of mental health education.
Slightly, from December 2007 to January 2008, the Institute of Psychology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences surveyed the mental health status of minors aged 12 to 18 in 15 cities and 17 cities across the country.OK, of which 17.
2% mental health was “good”, 66.
6% are at a “good” level.
In addition, there are 13.
8% have a “poor” mental health status, 2.
3% mental health was “poor”.
Sun Yunxiao, a member of the “Report on the Rights and Interests of Minors in China”, said that psychological intervention by schools on minors is still fragile.
“Our investigation found that some of the school’s psychological counselors are teachers of politics, some are counsellors, and some are teachers of other courses who have completed a degree in psychology.
In short, when a child has a psychological problem, these counselors are still teachers for the child and it is difficult to provide psychological counseling.
And when the child has serious psychological problems, the school does not have the ability to perform psychological treatment.
Dr. Sun suggested that, referring to foreign forms, routine humanized psychological counseling services should be set up in schools, and the school’s psychological counseling room should liaise with professional hospitals.
The school can contact the hospital in time when it is found that the child’s psychological problems require a professional doctor.