Tag: Department of Children and Family Services

DCFS holds Christmas toy drive

DCFS holds Christmas toy drive

| 17/12/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): The Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) annual Christmas Toy Drive is underway with gifts, gift certificates and cheque donations from the public, local schools, businesses and churches coming in. The initiative, which is distributing presents for a wide range of deserving people from infants to seniors across Grand Cayman and […]

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Rotary Sunrise donates school supplies

Rotary Sunrise donates school supplies

| 11/09/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Rotary Sunrise recently donated backpacks filled with school supplies for deserving students ahead of the new academic year. The service club gave the 24 backpacks to the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to distribute to the students. “Rotary Sunrise knows how important having the right kit is,” said Jenna Mungall, […]

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Second cohort graduate from sign language course

Second cohort graduate from sign language course

| 12/07/2018 | 0 Comments

(CNS Local Life): Nine students have completed an American Sign Language (ASL) course facilitated by the Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS). The graduates of this year’s Intermediate ASL Level 1 programme included staff from the Ministry of Community Affairs and the Ministry of Education, teachers, teacher’s aide and nine-year-old Red Bay Primary School […]

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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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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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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 East End and North Side, Flavia Gardner (Bodden Town), […]

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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 programme will commence later this month, offering certificates, as […]

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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’ generosity exceeded all expectations, with the department […]

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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 (ADACI), at its annual Caregivers Appreciation Dinner on Saturday, 2 September 2017.

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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 likely to liaise with the […]

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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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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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