Attendant at Homestead Position of Protection in St Andrew Suzanne Dunbar suggests trauma treatment is her favourite topic from the workshop.

A single hundred and seventy children’s property employees were unable to contain their joy on Thursday just after graduating from a capacity-setting up workshop developed to boost their abilities.

The programme for the residential childcare sector was created by the Baby Safety and Family Products and services Company (CPFSA) past yr in an exertion to foster advancement and enhancement, improvement and alterations in the methods utilized by childcare staff.

“I am extremely elated, I feel so overwhelmed,” explained 44-yr-old Suzanne Dunbar who is an attendant at Homestead Position of Protection in St Andrew.

Dunbar, who is from St Catherine, said trauma treatment was her favorite topic from the workshop.

“It taught me how to interact better with the kids. It was extremely excellent. I determined to go into the programme mainly because I adore finding out — and know-how is power,” Dunbar explained to the Jamaica Observer.

Routine maintenance worker at Annie Dawson Household for Small children in Kingston Courtney Lindsay suggests he enjoys interacting with the girls at the residence. (Shots: Naphtali Junior)

Courtney Lindsay, who has been a servicing worker at Annie Dawson Residence for Youngsters in Kingston for two several years, shared a related sentiment.

“I went into childcare to assist the young children. It has been very good. I actually needed to much better my skills in assisting little ones who do not have it,” stated Lindsay.

At the exact same time the 20-12 months-old mentioned he finds it effortless interacting with the women who are at the home.

“They are in between the ages of four and 18. It’s regular for me I relate with them in the exact same way I do with my feminine co-staff,” extra Lindsay.

Forty-eight-year-previous Claudette Bowlin, who is a caregiver at Melody Home for Ladies in St James, said she observed all the periods intriguing.

“I benefited from all the classes in the periods they ended up educational. I sat and took my notes and I will continue on to use what I understand to have on with my function in childcare” reported Bowlin who also gained a great attendance award.

“I have to give the Most Higher God many thanks for what He has accomplished so I could go as a result of the process with CPFSA. I sense blessed to be right here,” she mentioned.

Lauding the childcare workers who are from extra than 50 children’s residences across the island, chief executive officer at CPFSA, Rosalee Gage-Gray stated she was happy with their efforts.

“A lot of individuals you ask, ‘Would you want to do the job in the sector’ and their 1st response is ‘No’. We commend you for functioning in an sector that is so satisfying, it is daily life switching, and the life you effects in that sector — we simply cannot thank you sufficient for the perform you do there,” stated Gage-Grey.

The initial phase of the programme specific supervisors, professionals and boards of administration, whilst phase two targeted on the care workers at the childcare services.

A complete of 34 workshop classes which were being held for over 16 weeks concentrated on parts together with efficiency and productive supervision of kids in treatment, psychological health and fitness, nutritional services, personalized self-treatment, marriage-creating and bonding, responding to small children with behavioural issues, bullying, community health and fitness and inspection, and possibilities to corporal punishment.

From still left: Director of plan preparing and evaluation at Youngster Defense and Relatives Services Agency Newton Douglas, childcare workers Claudette Bowlin, Despyanna Davis, Margaret Edwards and main govt officer at Child Security and Spouse and children Solutions Company Rosalee Gage-Gray at the ability-setting up workshop for Household Boy or girl Treatment Sector Closing Ceremony held at the Chinese Benevolent Affiliation on Wednesday.

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