Thousands of children from Moldova need a psychologist
According to the National survey on the situation of children in need and children whose parents are working abroad about ten thousand children from the Republic of Moldova need a psychologist. Evaluation of emotional and psychological situation demonstrates that 3.6% of children from families in difficulty and 1.1% of children whose parents are abroad have tense relationships with their caregivers. 2% of children from families in difficulty and 1% of children whose families are abroad said that they have no friends, are lonely and lack attachment, their help and advice. The Survey reveals that about 20% of children in difficulty and children whose parents are abroad, smoke, abuse alcohol and drugs.
More than 49 thousand children of 168 thousand who participated in evaluation need social assistant’s intervention.
According to the Survey, 62% of children from Moldova have one or both parents abroad, but 37% are in difficulty due to various reasons.
Psychologist Daniela Terzi-Barbarosiea told “Adevãrul” that parents’ absence leaves a mark throughout children’s life.
"Some experiences of children fall into depression symptomatic: they are sad, prefer to isolate themselves, are aggressive with classmates and adults, are emotionally reserved, they have difficulties in expressing certain emotions and needs, and respectively, reaching adulthood , it will be hard for them to communicate with other", says Daniela Terzi-Barbarosie.
National survey on the situation of children in need and children whose parents are working abroad was conducted at the initiative of the Ministry of Labor, Social Protection and Family and supported by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mission to Moldova within a project funded by European Union and other donors.