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RESOURCE NETWORK FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

An Electronic Bulleting Board System

 

Matching The Needs Of Children Adolescents & Families with Community Resources and Training Needs,

         
    WHAT IS IT?
   

The Resource Network for Children and Families is a project of the Violent Prevention Programme which operates as an outreach project of The Department of Psychology and Social Work, at the university of The West Indies through the Centre for Population, Community and Social Change.

         
    HOW DOES IT WORK?
    It functions as the localized version of the Internet.  It is used as a base to send and receive information from the Department of Sociology and Social Work to five (5) center namely:
       

I.                     Jamaica Foundation for Children

II.                   Caribbean Child Development Centre

III.                  Child Health Department (UHWI)

IV.                Child Support Unit/Children’s Services Division

V.                  The planning Institute of Jamaica

       
    SERVICES AND RESOURCES
 

 

          Chat Room for advice, and referral and information Thursday 12pm – 2:00pm.
          Books, videotapes, audiocassettes, CD-ROMs, and selected curricula for loan

▪          Pamphlets, posters, reproducible Fact Sheets

▪         Journals, government documents, and other reference materials on alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, and related issues

▪          Specialized curricula covering many of our information topics

▪          Expert research assistance and statistical data

          World Wide Web home page

▪          Internet access

▪          Meeting room available for groups interested in prevention issues (all persons)

▪          Facilities for previewing videotapes, and audiocassettes

▪          E-mail individual facilities for Violence Prevention Clinic (VPC) kids support group. 

                            ( UWI Students Big Sister and Big Brother Programme).

       
   

HOW WILL IT WORK?

 

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The Resource Network for Children and Families will provide three major services

 

 

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 Violence Prevention Clinic (VPC)
Resource Facility (Clearinghouse of Information)
Chat Room (e-mail) services

   

 

 

 

 

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FORUM  This is where you post/put important events/information.

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TELE-CONFERENCING Agencies are able to participate directly on research findings and other topical issues in on-line discussions (once per month).

 

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LIBRARY  -  Edited content of the Elizabeth Taylor-Rossinger resource collection in the following areas:

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Parenting Tool Box   - 
Parenting Tips on range of topics relating to special issue e.g. Suicide, conflict mediation, family responsibilities.

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Child Abuse and Neglect  -  Basic information on types and class of Child Abuse in Jamaica.

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Information on different aspects of Child Welfare in the Caribbean.

o         Adoption/Foster Care

o         Institutionalization

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Child Development  - information on all aspects of Child Development and Implications for practice and intervention.

         

 

 

HOURS

 

Thursday   12pm  -   5pm

 

FEES

 

The resources Network is to all parents, teachers, students, substance abuse counselors, prevention specialists, law enforcements agents, health care providers, clergy, mental health professional, criminal justice workers, and youth workers.  Some services require participation in the membership programme.  Annual membership fees:

*    $1500 for individuals

*    $1000 for students

 


 

Product of ACT NOW Ltd.     (copyright 2007)
Developed by: Claudette Crawford Brown PhD., Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work,
University of the West Indies (Mon
a), Kingston, Jamaica