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Tag: Department of Children and Family Services

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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DCFS provides additional numbers

DCFS provides additional numbers

| 26/03/2020 | 0 Comments

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is providing the following non-emergency numbers for weekdays, 8.30am to 5pm: 925-5120 or 926-6853 (Grand Cayman) and 929-7932 (Cayman Brac). DCFS staff are working remotely from home as of Wednesday, 25 March. The new arrangement is in keeping with government procedures to limit the impact of coronavirus […]

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Governor visits MASH offices

Governor visits MASH offices

| 07/07/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Governor Martyn Roper recently visited the offices of the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) as he continues his familiarisation tours around the Cayman Islands. In his first trip to the offices at Anderson Square in George Town, MASH staff briefed him on the sensitive nature of their work.

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Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

Sunrise Cottage residents moved east to west

| 16/06/2019 | 3 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The six residents of Sunrise Cottage, the oldest of the Department of Children and Family Services’ (DCFS) live-in facilities for seniors, were moved out of their East End home and into the Golden Age Home in West Bay last month, as part of a plan to build a new residence in the […]

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Department of Children and Family Services: half-day closure

Department of Children and Family Services: half-day closure

| 05/06/2019 | 0 Comments

The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) advises the public that its Grand Cayman office will close at noon on Friday, 7 June 2019 for a general staff meeting and a wellness activity. The office will resume normal hours at 8.30 a.m., Tuesday, 11 June, following Monday’s public holiday for the Queen’s Birthday. DCFS apologises for any inconvenience […]

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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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DCFS names new deputy director

DCFS names new deputy director

| 01/05/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rayle Roberts has been appointed deputy director of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and will take up his post Wednesday, 15 May, filling “a critical role in the management structure”. Roberts, who has a master’s degree in social work and counselling with a minor in gerontology, has 20 years […]

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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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DCFS seeks hurricane shelter volunteers

DCFS seeks hurricane shelter volunteers

| 25/04/2019 | 0 Comments

With the 2019 hurricane season starting 1 June, the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is now seeking persons interested in becoming shelter volunteers in Grand Cayman. As part of its annual hurricane shelter volunteer programme, the DCFS, in partnership with the Hazard Management Cayman Islands (HMCI) is holding training sessions on Monday, 27 […]

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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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Seniors attend wellness event for Easter

Seniors attend wellness event for Easter

| 22/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Seniors attended the “Faith in Life’s Journey: A Spiritual and Wellness Programme” on Monday, 15 April, to celebrate Easter and its promise of renewal. Organised by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in partnership with the Cayman Islands Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the event featured a packed agenda.

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Governor learns about work of DCFS

Governor learns about work of DCFS

| 07/04/2019 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): As part of his continuing familiarisation tours of the civil service, Governor Martyn Roper visited the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) on Wednesday, 3 April. He was accompanied by the Ministry of Community Affairs Chief Officer, Teresa Echenique, and the department’s Director, Paulinda Mendoza-Williams. During the visit, he met senior […]

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Social workers recognised for dedication

Social workers recognised for dedication

| 24/03/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) recently hosted its first-ever awards ceremony to recognise outstanding social workers. A recurring theme throughout the evening was that social work is a calling rather than a choice, stated a press release. Deputy Governor and Head of the Civil Service Franz Manderson, who attended […]

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