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Tag: Child Month

May is Child Month

May is Child Month

| 15/05/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is hosting and partnering in the following Child Month events/contests and radio appearances this May:

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Young performers shine at Talent Expo

Young performers shine at Talent Expo

| 05/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of Child Month which was celebrated throughout May, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) held the first-ever Talent Expo with an evening of performances by young people. The event, held 18 May at the Harquail Theatre, featured singers, dancers, musicians and spoken-word performers.

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Real-life ‘superheroes’ aim to inspire youngsters

Real-life ‘superheroes’ aim to inspire youngsters

| 03/06/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A social worker, high school counsellor, grandmother and a crime-busting duo revealed their everyday “powers” at Child Month’s “Real Life Superheroes” night in which The LEGO Movie was screened. The open-air event, staged by the Department of Children and Family Services’ Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) unit on Saturday, 25 May, was held […]

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Teen Panel addresses stress and anxiety

Teen Panel addresses stress and anxiety

| 26/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): This year’s Teen Panel, held 16 May and organised by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) for Child Month, discussed how to cope with stress while commenting on its causes. The event, at the George Town Town Hall, was an opportunity for high school students to air their views while […]

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Teen panel to discuss dealing with stress and anxiety

Teen panel to discuss dealing with stress and anxiety

| 14/05/2019 | 0 Comments

Child Month’s Teen Panel meeting tomorrow (Thursday, 16 May 2019) is seeking adolescents’ views on how they cope with stress caused by a variety of factors including the peer pressure surrounding social media, societal expectations, self-esteem issues and exams.             The panelists from government and private high schools are between 14 and 17 years old […]

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Child Month breakfast serves up positive messages

Child Month breakfast serves up positive messages

| 14/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 350 people attended the eighth annual Child Month Breakfast, held Saturday, 11 May, hosted by the Circle of Love (COL) Women’s Ministry on behalf of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), and including songs, special dances and speeches.

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Child Month service calls for community support

Child Month service calls for community support

| 09/05/2019 | 1 Comment

(CNS Local Life): This year’s Child Month awardees, Tiann Scott and Julius Smith, were announced during the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) Child Month Church Service at First Baptist Church, Sunday, 5 May. Tiann, 11, was honoured as an outstanding scholar, artist and all-star communicator. Julius, 16, was recognised for his educational, athletic […]

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May is Child Month

May is Child Month

| 28/04/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is organising the following interactive events to celebrate Child Month next month. The theme for this year’s observance is “Be Strong! Be Brave! Be You!”  ■ Friday, 3 May – Talk Today, Radio Cayman,12.15pm – 1pm/Trivia Game Night, Bodden Town/Savannah, Savannah United Church, 6pm – 9.30pm ■ Saturday, 4 […]

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Ministry donates towards Child Month breakfast

Ministry donates towards Child Month breakfast

| 23/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ministry of Community Affairs’ Chief Officer Teresa Echenique recently presented a $2,000 cheque to the Circle of Love Women’s Ministry (COL) chairperson Julie Hunter. The donation will offset the cost of staging COL’s May Child Month breakfast, with other activities coordinated across all three islands by the Department of Children and Family […]

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Youngsters enjoy breakfast for Child Month

Youngsters enjoy breakfast for Child Month

| 22/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Around 260 students and 100 parents and teachers enjoyed food, fellowship and live entertainment at the Circle of Love Women’s Ministry children’s breakfast on Saturday, 12 May 2018. Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) Director Felicia Robinson welcomed everyone and asked adults to affirm children so as to positively impact their […]

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Teen Panel gives students a public forum

Teen Panel gives students a public forum

| 17/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Child Month 2018 Teen Panel gave eight high school students the chance to voice their opinions publicly on social issues concerning teens. The panellists’ overriding sentiments were that adults in the Cayman Islands should listen more to the views of youth and nurture teens as they are the future of these […]

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Month of celebrating children begins

Month of celebrating children begins

| 07/05/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) Child Month 2018 observances, themed “Rise Up and A.f.f.i.r.m” (Acknowledge, Friend, Favour, Influence, Respect, and Motivate our children), began with a church service at Church of God Chapel on Walkers Road, Sunday, 29 April.

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Youngsters treated to breakfast for Child Month

Youngsters treated to breakfast for Child Month

| 02/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Around 175 primary school children enjoyed a buffet breakfast and live entertainment staged by Circle of Love Women’s Ministry in honour of Child Month, on Saturday, 27 May 2017. The event, titled “Hold My Hand & Guide Me”, was attended by 315 guests including teachers, parents and Department of Children and Family […]

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Governor hosts Child Month celebration

Governor hosts Child Month celebration

| 01/06/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Helen Kilpatrick recently held a reception in honour of Child Month and to thank the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), partner agencies and members of the community for planning and promoting activities to celebrate the observance throughout May. Attendees at the 17 May event included representatives from the Department […]

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Conference aims to empower teens

Conference aims to empower teens

| 31/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): More than 80 teenagers, including a contingent from Cayman Brac, attended the first-ever Youth Empowerment Conference #IAM2K17 on Friday, 26 May 2017. The six-hour event, staged by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) at the Family Life Centre, was held in partnership with the National Youth Commission, and included the […]

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Teen debaters focus on healthy relationships

Teen debaters focus on healthy relationships

| 18/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Eight young people, each representing a different school, took part in this year’s teen panel debate on healthy relationships, held Wednesday, 10 May. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) organised the event, which is a regular fixture on the annual Child Month calendar. Local high schools were each asked to […]

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Sister Islands start off Child Month with reading day

Sister Islands start off Child Month with reading day

| 09/05/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Well-known residents took to the classrooms of Cayman Brac and Little Cayman to read to young students, on Monday, 1 May 2017, to encourage and promote literacy among children in schools. The celebrity reading day, which kicked off this year’s Child Month, took place at West End Primary as well as the […]

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Community called on to help celebrate children

Community called on to help celebrate children

| 11/04/2017 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Ahead of Child Month in May, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is asking for community support in organising events. While the DCFS finalises its planned activities, the agency is also requesting that local offices, schools, churches and clubs arrange their own events to mark the occasion.

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