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Child Resiliency Programme Trained 42 Students in Peace Resiliency and Wellness


Members of staff of the Child Resiliency Programme participate in Peace Building in School Conference , which was hosted by the Peace Institute of the IUC at Alhambra Inn in March.

Forty two students from the Peace Institute at the International University of the Caribbean (IUC) were trained in building Peace, Resiliency and Wellness (PRW).


The PRW has been integrated into the Masters in Educational Administration, the Bachelors of Education and Guidance and Counselling courses at the university.


The training was completed recently as the CRP continued in the provision of training in building PRW to university students and to those persons involved in providing care for children “at risk” or emerging from trauma.


The Child Resiliency programme has also continued to build Resiliency in children and their parents at Boys Town and Mountain View Primary for the January-March school term.


The cohort of 60 referred children ages 10 to 11 years identified to be “at risk”; from Edward Seaga, Trench Town , Boys Town St Alban’s and St Annie’s Primary were continued to be supported at Boys Town and another 25 children identified to be at risk supported at Mountain View Primary School.


Literacy and nutritional support, life skills training, creative activities and sporting activities to reinforce life skills training and parent training, counselling and home visits for the families of the children referred were provided. The follow up of football talent continued this term with 12 Child Resiliency Programme children competing on Saturdays at the Constant Spring football field.

This term culminated in Sports Day and Medal Awards Ceremony held on March 28-29 at both sites. The Boys Town and Mountain View Primary School sites continue to serve as community-based and in-school models respectively for research and practicum learning assignments for the university students.

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