NCCP Child Abuse Awareness Symposium

The National Commission on Crime Prevention (NCCP) will host a child abuse awareness programme this month; with three days of activities under the theme “Hear The Children”.

A release from the NCCP says the first activity will be a symposium which will be held at the Methodist Church Conference Hall, Kingstown, on Wednesday April 23rd from 9:00 am.

The Keynote speaker will be Dr. Johnnetta McSwain-Clay from Georgia, U.S.A. an Author, Emmy Award Winning Documentarian, Life/Speaker Development Coach, Facilitator and International Empowerment Speaker.

The NCCP says Dr. McSwain has developed a book entitled ‘Breaking the Cycle, Beating the Odds’ a 12-Step
Self Awareness Model(SAM) ™ as an intervention/prevention tool empowering children and youth from all backgrounds to become self-aware of breaking their negative cycles and beating the odds that they may face in their daily lives.

The second activity will take place on the 24th April, at 10:00 am on the LIME Promenade with the launch of the National Child Abuse Hot Line – “Vincy Voice”. This hotline seeks to provide a helpline for children and families.

The third and final leg takes place on 25th April, and will be a March & Rally to provide public education The rally will be held at Heritage Square; to help end violence against children. The rally will be held at Heritage Square; the assembly point is at the Cruise Ship Terminal at 1:00pm.

Additionally, the NCCP is hereby requesting the support of the media in hosting a Press Conference with
Dr. Johnetta McSwain-Clay on Tues 21st April at 1:30 pm at the office of NCCP, to highlight the upcoming events and to hand-over copies of Dr McSwain-Clay’s book for use in School Libraries.