Southwest China's Chongqing Women's Federation (CWF) has made many achievements in providing psychological services for women and children this year, say officials.
Officials of CWF served women and children effectively by following three methods.
First, they reinforced their efforts in establishing a strong mediation team to resolve marital problems.
More psychological consultants and marriage counselors were invited to work at the mediation committees for family disputes at all levels, forming a mediation system supported by psychological experts, lawyers and workers of women's federations.
As of now, over 2,000 volunteers have worked in marriage mediation organizations and provided free psychological consultations and counseling services for women and children.
Second, officials made efforts to improve the psychological services platform.
On the one hand, officials invited psychologists to answer calls on the special 12338 hotline, offering consultation services to women and children.
A total of 84 calls were received this year, including 57 for psychological consultation and another 27 for teenage girls' private conversations.
On the other hand, staff also set up a psychological consultation room to provide public welfare services such as psychological tests and counseling for those in need.
Third, officials carried out a psychological counseling project to help children with special needs increase their confidence and trust in the society, thus effectively improve their psychological health.
The federation has raised a total of 1.56 million yuan in the project and is expected to aid children with special needs in some 40 different places within this year.
For those children who are diagnosed with serious psychological or behavioral problems, the project will provide them with one year of personal psychological counseling so as to truly help them cope with problems in terms of emotions, social interactions and interpersonal relations, and help them grow up healthily.
CWF has spent 300,000 yuan this year in carrying out the second round of the psychological counseling project in nine counties, benefiting 100 children with serious psychological and behavioral problems, according to officials.
(Source: Chongqing Women's Federation/Translated and edited by Women of China)