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Mr. Principal:

The migratory wave that affects Chile and the world has not only an evident social impact, but also one that is rarely made visible: the psychological well-being of migrant children.

That was precisely one of the central focuses of the seminar “Perspectives on migrant children” organized by the Council of Civil Society for Children, an instance of its own relevant that allowed a specialized look at a phenomenon that, most likely, will continue to affect to our country.

Migrant boys and girls often face multiple stressors at each stage of the migration process. This is a relevant matter, which should invite us to reflect and take action, since migrant children are a population that is exposed to situations of risk, violation of rights that in many cases can cause severe depression with long-term effects. But, above all, they face the perception of anomie, of not feeling part of any country, neither the one of origin –which they had to leave forcibly- nor the receiving country.

When we talk about the protection of the Rights of the Boy or Girl, it is therefore essential that the State promote instances, laws and tools so that parents and/or caregivers can exercise protective and nurturing parenting from an emotional point of view.

Carmen Dominguez,

President of the Council of Civil Society for Children

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