40 Mount Salem residents volunteer for training in effective parenting
The National Parenting Support Commission has indicated that some 40 parents living in Mount Salem, where a Zone of Special Operations (ZOSO) was declared last year, have volunteered for immediate training in effective parenting.
That training is scheduled to kick off on Monday, February 26.
"Parent mentors actually go through 10 modules of training, after which there is a practical, because they must prove what they have learnt," explained Faysia Kerr, chief executive officer of the National Parenting Support Commission.
“That is also supported by parents, educators, psychologists and other partners from other ministries and agencies," said Kerr.
She was speaking at the regional parenting stakeholders meeting in Montego Bay at the Holiday Inn Resort and Spa on Friday.
Mount Salem was declared as the first ZOSO on September 1, 2017, under the Law Reform (Zones of Special Operations) (Special Security and Community Development Measures) Act.
Late last month 25 curfew monitors in the community received uniforms, sponsored by Lifespan Spring Water.
The uniforms were handed over by head of the Police Community Safety and Security branch, acting Assistant Commissioner of police, Steve McGregor and representatives of Lifespan Spring Water.
The curfew monitors, mostly females, were trained in December 2017 as part of the Jamaica Constabulary Force's community safety and security mandate of making safe communities.
They will serve as curfew monitors for the police imposed 9 pm curfew for students ages 17-years-old and under to stay off the streets.