Community Mediation tackles Adolescence to Adulthood
The Community Mediation Services Division of the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts will host its bi-annual Parental Support Group Workshops, 'Adolescence and its transition into Adulthood' at the NAPA Restaurant on March 5th and 6th, then 19th and 20th, 2020 from at 9:00 am to 3:00pm.
As the Community Mediation Services Division, effects its mandate to help citizens ‘Talk it out…not fight it out’, it has embarked on a number of programmes to encourage the adoption of behaviours consistent with the underpinning philosophies of mediation, restoration and peace building. One such programme is the Parenting Support Group (PSG) weekly meetings and annual Workshops.
There are currently eight (8) active Parenting Support Groups and one (1) Men Support group of approximately 300 members collectively with the mission to equip parents with the skills necessary to raise psychologically well-adjusted children.
For 2020, the Parenting Support Group (PSG) Workshops will target approximately eight hundred (800) parents of varying ages, educational background and learning styles. The four (4) workshops will focus on Parenthood through Adolescence and the transition to Adulthood as follows.
• Workshop I & II – “Adolescence and its transition into Adulthood – The challenges of adolescence”
• Workshop III & IV –“Adolescence and its transition into Adulthood – Developing healthy habits in teenagers”
However, only two (2) workshops, March 6th, 2020 and March 20th, 2020 are open to the general public. Interested persons are invited to register by March 17th, 2020 for the March 20th workshop by clicking on the flyer at https://cdca.gov.tt/mediation/ to register or visit the Community Mediation Centre.
What: Parental Support Group Workshop Launch
When: March 6, 2020 from 9:00am
Where: NAPA Restaurant.