The Nurturing our Nation: Imperfect Parenting Series provides an opportunity for the Ministry of Social Development and Seniors; the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS); and industry professional to collaborate in providing resources that are designed to assist families.
DCFS conducts quarterly Family Strengths and Needs assessments on all families engaged in intervention services with the department. Annual data gathered from these assessments indicate that two of the highest priority areas of need for most primary caregivers are the need for support in the areas of coping and parenting skills. Being aware of this need within the community the Ministry of Social Development and seniors, and DCFS was keen to find a way to ensure primary caregivers were given the support and tools to help them strengthen themselves as parents/guardians.
The Ministry and the Department of Child and Family Services collaborated with industry professionals to develop this initiative – Nurturing our Nation – Imperfect Parenting Series, to provide valuable resources and connections through:-
- live stream panel discussions
- focus groups
- Parenting Expo
The purpose of this initiative is to educate primary caregivers and assist them in providing practical solutions such as coping and parenting skills that enables community development.
Nurturing our Nation: Imperfect Parenting Series panel discussions are held twice a month starting at 12:30pm LIVE on Facebook (@mosds.bda and @bdagovernment), Twitter (@bdagovernment), YouTube (@citvbermuda), and CITV (One Communications Channel 2 and WOW Channel 102).
Previous Panel Discussions:
Upcoming Panel Discussions:
- Personal Care and Wellness on Thursday, November 17
- Nutrition and Meal Planning on Thursday, November 24
We encourage members in our community to submit questions to the e-mail address: email@example.com before discussion dates to add to what we believe will be a wholesome discussion.