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Tag: Department of Children and Family Services

DCFS staff honoured for adult special needs work

DCFS staff honoured for adult special needs work

| 13/09/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Several Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) caregivers were recently recognised for advancing the department’s adult special needs programme. Nominated earlier this year, eight staffers received awards from the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Association of the Cayman Islands (ADAC [...]

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Civil servants learn sign language

Civil servants learn sign language

| 24/07/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): A group of government workers graduated from a Level 1 American Sign Language (ASL) course given by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) under the Ministry of Community Affairs (CA). The 14 civil servants who graduated from the six-month course on 5 July are those [...]

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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, p [...]

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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 [...]

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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 partners [...]

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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 c [...]

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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 [...]

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Brac sports officials learn about child abuse prevention

Brac sports officials learn about child abuse prevention

| 20/02/2017 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): A delegation from the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports travelled to Cayman Brac on Thursday, 9 February, to kick off the first in a series of child abuse prevention training sessions specifically targeting sports administrators and officials. The sessions, which are [...]

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Foster parents recruited on Brac

Foster parents recruited on Brac

| 15/02/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) launched its drive to recruit foster parents in Cayman Brac at a meeting held Thursday, 9 February at the District Administration Building. The two-and-a-half hour information session attracted nine people from across the island [...]

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Child Month focuses on positive future for kids

Child Month focuses on positive future for kids

| 29/04/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): This May marks the 20th observance of Child Month, an annual series of events and family activities that help raise awareness of the important role of the community in making the Cayman Islands a better place for children. The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has once again p [...]

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Brac DCFS staff recognised for long service

Brac DCFS staff recognised for long service

| 09/02/2016 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Staff members of the Department of Children and Family Services in Cayman Brac have been recognised for their long service as government employees. Minister of Community Affairs Osbourne Bodden, accompanied by Chief Officer Dorine Whittaker, presented the awards to the 17 employees at the Ast [...]

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Girl plays Santa to bring Christmas cheer to others

Girl plays Santa to bring Christmas cheer to others

| 21/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): Young Nadia Simmonds has used her holiday celebration to collect gifts to give to less-fortunate children in Cayman this Christmas. When inviting her friends to her Christmas party earlier this month, the 11-year-old asked them to take along one wrapped gift to give away, collecting 25 prese [...]

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Community gives back to DCFS to provide holiday cheer

Community gives back to DCFS to provide holiday cheer

| 21/12/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has received dozens of wrapped presents, baskets of groceries, gift certificates and cheques that will benefit 600 families this Christmas. The gift-giving and donation programme seeks assistance from individuals and community groups in pr [...]

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DCFS retirees awarded for service

DCFS retirees awarded for service

| 26/06/2015 | 0 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has honoured three long-serving employees for their dedicated service. Eileen Sanguinetti-Codlyn (29 years’ service), Barbara Gee, (23 years) and Delva Mattocks (20 years), who have all retired, were recently recognised at an event at th [...]

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