Thursday, November 3, 2011
The Caribbean will soon have the first indigenous private foundation dedicated to early childhood development. It will be named the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children. It will evolve from the highly successful, eight-year-old Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI). Congratulations CCSI!!!!!
Dr. Claudette Crawford Brown is a faculty member at the University of the West Indies - Mona campus in Jamaica. She is a colleague. We have collaborated on issues around barrel children. She participated in a forum I chaired funded by NIH at the Biennial conference of Caribbean and International Social Work Educators. She has worked to understand the issue of barrel children for over twenty years. Her lecture on juvenile delinquency in Jamaica can be accessed here. The Jamaica Child Welfare Resource Network for Children and Families can be found here. It managed by Claudette.