"Chamany" was given birth in the streets and she's been living there since then. She has lack of identity documents, does not go to a school, receives little or zero attention towards her health, does not live in a safe place and has no access to psychological or psychiatric treatment. She requires specialized care, neural stimulation and psychological treatment for strengthening her brain maturation, improve her mental health so that she can count with better tools for accessing a school.
The children living on the streets of Mexico City have a lack of birth certificates, do not assist in schools, their health is deficient and they do not have any access to psychological and psychiatric treatment. "Chamany" is five years old, she has shown us how difficult it is to live with mild intellectual disabilities, decrease of language skills, problems with her short-term memory, attention deficit disorder and that her size and weight do not coincide with her chronological age.
Street workers of "El Caracol" facilitate the access to diagnosis and medical, psychologic and psychiatric treatment therefore that children will have better tools for accessing schools and a life outside the streets. Children like "Chamany" will receive specialized care, neural stimulation and psychological treatment for strengthening their brain maturation, improve the physical and mental health, and thereby generate new social abilities for a better future
The Access to treatment of physical and mental health, permits that the children living in the streets, grow up with an adequate nutrition, without illnesses which put their lives at risk; generates a feeling of security, their brain maturation goes according to their chronological age and they can count on social abilities. Like that, they can access the equality of conditions and can count with the same opportunities for being a full citizen with a different life from that of their parents.
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