UAS Hosts Director of Child Protective Services
UAS held their fourth Professional Development Seminar of the year on Child Protective Services on Tuesday, November 28. At the event, over 80 staff members attended a session gaining valuable knowledge about warning signs of neglect and abuse and learned protocols to reporting victims of violence. Dr. Mona Al-Khawari, who currently is the Director of Child Protection Office in the Ministry of Health and the Vice-President of Supreme Kuwait National Child Protection Committee, led the seminar. She was instrumental in helping to create the procedures geared towards protection of children rights and child maltreatment. In addition, Dr. Mona works to bring multiple governmental agencies together to help collaborate on how to help victims of abuse. In 2013, the Child Protection Services was implemented in Kuwait. This seminar covered a sensitive topic but gave teachers the opportunity to learn not just how to protect children but to care for their overall health and wellbeing.