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Domestic violence webinar organised

The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre will host a Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme webinar this month.
Keynote speaker LaShonda Coleman address attendees at the International Women's Day brunch

International Women’s Day promotes gender equality

On Sunday, Cayman joined the rest of the world in celebrating International Women’s Day, with more than 150 women marking the occasion at a special brunch.

FRC to mark International Men’s Day

The Family Resource Centre marks International Men’s Day on Tuesday with special focus on men’s and boy’s health issues, gender relations and positive male role models.
Deputy Governor Franz Manderson, centre, and civil servants take part in the Stood Up anti-bullying campaign. - Photo: GIS

Civil Service to launch anti-bullying strategy

The Civil Service will roll out an anti-bullying strategy at the end of this month, Deputy Governor Franz Manderson said. “Civil servants have raised concerns...

BPW Silent Witness march to mark 19th anniversary

As the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman gets set to mark its 19th Silent Witness March, it is urging everyone to...

Pushing back on bullying problem

For one 12-year-old Cayman boy, the bullying at his school this past year had gotten so bad he could not take it any more. In the quiet of his bedroom, in desperation, he looped a shoelace around his neck and tightened it, trying to take his own life.
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Department of Counselling Services gets new home

The Department of Counselling Services and two of its units have a new home. The DCS is now located at 87 West Apollo House on Mary Street, George Town.
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Violence intervention training scheduled

The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre will host a domestic violence intervention training programme next month
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Resource Centre client receives special grant

The Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit and the Business and Professional Women’s Club of Grand Cayman have given the Family Resource Centre $1,200 for a grant to help a young Caymanian pursue her higher education dreams. The recipient, who is not being named for confidentiality reasons, will be given the cheque privately.

In Focus: Colour Me Purple 5K run

Purple reigned supreme on Sunday morning as purple powder filled the air and dusted purple-clad runners taking part in an annual fun run fundraiser.

Gender Affairs Unit bolsters Honouring Women Month

Andre Ebanks, deputy chief officer of the Ministry of Community Affairs, presents the Family Resource Centre’s programme facilitator Anne-Marie Diaz with a cheque for $9,000 on behalf of the ministry’s Gender Affairs Unit.

Balance for Better on International Women’s Day

Civil servants gathered on the steps of the Government Administration Building on Friday to honor International Women’s Day.
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March is Honouring Women Month

The Family Resource Centre is hosting a packed program of events and activities in March to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Honouring Women Month.

Cayman prepares for Honouring Women Month

The Ministry of Community Affairs’ Gender Affairs Unit has donated $9,000 to the Family Resource Centre to help pay for activities to mark the 20th anniversary of the observance of Honouring Women Month in the Cayman Islands.
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HSM donates furniture

Law firm HSM has donated office furniture to several charities.

Cayman organizers take stand against gender violence

Family Resource Centre staff, civil servants and members of the Business and Professional Women’s Club spelled out their opposition to gender violence on Friday as they gathered for a photo on the steps of the Government Administration Building.
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T-shirts bring focus to gender violence

The Family Resource Centre is engaged in a campaign against gender violence, with events running through Dec. 10.
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Behavior program expands into school setting

Officials with the Family Resource Centre are expanding their SNAP program by training teachers and school counselors. Program manager Charmaine Bush-Miller said the center has trained 60 teachers and 25 counselors since June to help increase access to the program.
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District presentations for Recovery Month

The Department of Counselling Services’ Family Resource Centre will host two district presentations during Recovery Month on issues concerning the process of recovery.

Marine institute tops charity drive donations

The Central Caribbean Marine Institute grabbed the most social media support during the seventh annual Island Heritage CharityDrive, and received a $5,000 bonus in addition to $10,000 raised in “drive by” donations.

CharityDrive gets under way

Whether they know it or not, drivers passing through the Island Heritage Roundabout on Esterley Tibbetts Highway between now and Thursday, May 31, will be earning money for one of three charities.

Cayman-themed Christmas book raises $8,200 for charity

A Cayman-themed children’s book with an anti-bullying message has raised $8,200 in donations for the Family Resource Centre over the past three years.
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March is ‘Honouring Women Month’

A number of events have been scheduled for the annual “Honouring Women Month” in March.

Attorney receives award for pro bono work

Civil litigation and family law attorney Pramod Joshi has received the 2017 Lee A. Freeman service award from the Family Resource Centre. A Family Resource Centre announcement states that Mr. Joshi served a total of 78 volunteer hours last year for the Family Resource Centre’s “legal befrienders service.”

T-shirts carry messages against abuse

“Saying you’re sorry afterwards won’t cover my bruises.” Those were the words on a T-shirt, written by an abuse survivor, featured as part of the annual 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

A gala night for Hedge Funds Care

Members of Cayman’s hedge funds industry gathered at the Kimpton Seafire resort Saturday night to help raise funds to combat child abuse and to treat the victims of abuse.

Children urged to stand up against bullying

The Family Resource Centre will host the Stood Up Fair 2017 this month, which aims to present a united front against bullying in all its forms.

One week left to Stuff the Bus

Two young donors help ‘Stuff The Bus’ with school supplies for children in need. The campaign, coordinated by Caribbean Alliance Insurance Company, is collecting the supplies for children ages 6-16 through Saturday, Aug. 19.

25 men win prizes for being good dads

Twenty-five men who were acknowledged and nominated by their family members have won prizes as part of a Father’s Day competition run by the Family Resource Centre.
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Family Resource Centre promotes celebrating fathers

Father’s Day on Sunday, June 17, is a time to “big up” and celebrate dads and father figures, the Family Resource Centre says. The center is also urging children to celebrate their fathers throughout the remainder of June.

Purple rains down on runners

Runners taking part in 5Ks in Kaibo and George Town over the weekend were bombed with purple powder as part of the Colour Me Purple events organized by the Family Resource Centre for Honouring Women Month.

Women’s Day celebration features talk on gender issues

A celebration of International Women’s Day will take place at the Marriott Beach Resort on Wednesday, March 8. In keeping with this year’s theme, “Be Bold for Change,” the Family Resource Centre of the Department of Counselling Services has invited American author Jackson Katz as its keynote speaker.

Domestic violence spikes as holidays near

Domestic violence reports spiked this month, with an average of three or four calls a night, according to police.

Public departments closing for holidays

Government offices and services will be closing throughout the Christmas and new year period.

Hundreds of students explore job fair

More than 500 students attended a career fair last month to learn about jobs ranging from handling drug-sniffing dogs to working in a medical lab and operating drones. The Careers Fair, hosted by Cayman Academy at the University College of the Cayman Islands, drew students from Cayman’s public and private schools.

Free domestic violence intervention training workshop

The Family Resource Centre is holding a three-day Domestic Violence Intervention Training Programme workshop Nov. 29 to Dec. 1.
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International Men’s Day observed on Nov. 19

The Family Resource Centre is hosting a series of events this month to mark the sixth Annual International Men’s Day, which falls on Nov. 19. The theme of this year’s global observation is “Stop Male Suicide” with the motto “Learn, Love, Listen.”

Bullying Prevention Month focuses on high schoolers

Organized by the Family Resource Centre of the Department of Counselling Services, the anti-bullying campaign seeks to educate the public about how to protect children from the effects of bullying and unite communities by encouraging social responsibility, according to a government press release.

Workplace sneak peek

Getting firsthand experience of working in the financial services sector, six students ages 13-17 from John Gray and Clifton Hunter high schools recently spent the day at DMS Offshore Investment Services.

Church service launches Honoring Women Month

Miriam Foster, director of Cayman’s Family Resource Centre, was recognized Saturday at the church service launch of Honoring Women Month for her work in services for youth, women and families, and her leadership of the center.

Cayman stepping up for gender equality

International Women’s Day is Tuesday, but in the Cayman Islands, women will be celebrated with special events all month.

Program tackles child depression, anxiety

The Family Resource Centre is hosting a free family skills workshop Wednesday evening to address how to help children cope with anxiety and depression.

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