Tag: Department of Children and Family Services

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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