Tag: Department of Children and Family Services

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 everyo [...]

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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 [...]

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Profiling Cayman’s community workers

Profiling Cayman’s community workers

| 05/04/2018 | 1 Comment
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is highlighting the work of its five community development officers (CDOs), whose multifaceted jobs can be demanding as they work with some of the most vulnerable in Cayman. The officers are Delmira Kirchman-Bodden, who covers E [...]

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UCCI to offer social work degrees

UCCI to offer social work degrees

| 13/03/2018 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): As part of Social Work Month, the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI), in partnership with the Ministry of Community Affairs and Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), is launching several initiatives including a new degree programme. The UCCI social work pr [...]

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DCFS plays Santa for needy families

DCFS plays Santa for needy families

| 22/12/2017 | 0 Comments
(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), in partnership with businesses and private citizens, has once again held its annual Christmas gift drive for those children and families that may not have been able to purchase gifts for the holidays. This year the donors’ ge [...]

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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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