A weekly radio programme focused on the burning issues affecting children in Jamaica, dedicated to empowering the Jamaican parent, strengthening the Jamaican family and giving voice to the Jamaican child.
For Project Rationale, Objectives and Logistics of Operation, please see attached document.
Preliminary Outline of Content for First Three Programmes (Order can be changed).
Why do children become depressed?
What are the dangers of prolonged depression in a child?
How do parents know if their child is serious about a suicidal threat?
What are the signs that a parent can look for in assessing suicidal ideation in children and adolescence?
PROGRAMME II: HELPING CHILDREN COPE WITH VIOLENCE AND DEATH
How to help the child deal with death in the family?
How do parents cope with the death of their child?
How do parents cope with the Dying child e.g. Children with chronic illnesses?
The need for mini-parks in Jamaica with Playspaces for children?
Why are playspaces necessary for children and adolescents?
How can parks be used for Violence Prevention? How to avoid accidents on playgrounds in our schools and our communities?
Standards for the design of playspaces for children?
OTHER TOPICS TO INCLUDE :
Street Children :Problems and Solutions; Coping with Sexuality in Childhood and Adolescents
PANEL OF EXPERTS FOR PROGRAMME PRESENTATION
Dr. Claudette Crawford-Brown, Lecturer, Department of Sociology & Social Work, UWI
Mrs. Ruth Jankee, Director, Jamaica Foundation for Children
Dr. Peter Weller, Clinical Psychologist
Mrs. Elaine Gordon, Psychologist
Dr. Asquith Reid, Clinical Psychologist
Mrs. Linda Craigie-Brown