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Organization that deals with Social Issues

Teenage Pregnancy
Education System Health and Family Life Education (HFLE)

Health education at school which encourages children to delay the onset of sexual activities and
give clear factual information about sexual intercourse.

Increase self-esteem and motivation for students to avoid pregnancy

Human Trafficking
The international Organization for Migration they work with the government agencies such as
immigration departments, police forces and with NGOs. The IOM works with agencies in
Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Belize and Jamaica. It provides technical
assistance, and training, promotional materials and direct assistance to victims.

Other Organizations include the United Nations Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking, the
Common Wealth Caribbean and the Organization of American States. s

Street children
The CREDO (2000) Foundation for justice runs a development programme at a drop in
centre for children in Trinidad and Tobago.

The YMCA (1995) The young Mens Christian Association began a street outreach
programme in Port of Spain. They are supported by the UNICEF, with help from the
ministry of Social Development. They also coordinate with the police, NGOs and the
Justice System.

Juvenile Delinquency In Jamaica schools are encouraged to report crimes to

the police, particularly theft and assault these are released to the press. Throughout the
region violence in schools is an increasing problem bringing knives and guns into schools and
violence occurring both between students and students and against teachers.

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In Guyana CESRA (2000) They conduct studies as to the reasons persons commit suicide. The
reports they put out showed possible reasons why people were committing suicide and as a
result the government set up the National Suicide Prevention Strategy. A crisis telephone line
has been set up and some training has been undertaking to combat the issue. In 2010 the
ministry of Health announced further education and training including a public awareness

Increase access to secondary high school for all
Access to health care and school feeding programmes such as PATH.
Income generation programmes (JEEP)
Financial Help for needy families.
Good quality income housing
Skills training in vocational skills for both children and adults

Domestic Violence (Adults in Bad Relationships)

Do not be in denial read signs of abuse and decide/accept whether you are in an
abusive relationship
If in doubt or fear, call a domestic violence hotline for help.
Halfway houses run by NGOs provides selter and advice and financial institutions
Make a report to the police

Abuse in Children
Laws that Protect Children - Incest ACT 1986

Child Abuse ACT 1925, Child Born Out of Wedlock 1981

Substance Abuse (Drug Abuse) cocaine and cannabis are the two most
abused drugs in the Caribbean

Tackling Abuse of illegal drugs Police forces devote a large amount of resources and
time to the task of catching drug dealers and preventing or reducing drug trafficking
In some countries the coast guards are responsible for preventing the arrival of illegal
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The United Nations convention on Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances (1988) and CARICOM leaders have set up the Inter-Government Task Force
on Drugs (IGTF).
There is the Caribbean-Wide Project on Drug Abuse Prevention and Child Oriented
Policies which CARICOM countries have been supporting. Caridin (2001) which is an
information network system which seeks to share information about drug enforcement
and the prevention of drug abuse.
Detoxification Programmes some countries offer offer detoxification programme for
drug users. This is to help them escape their addiction and re-enter mainstream society.
For example, there is a detoxification unit attached to the hospital of the University of
the West Indies, Mona, and a chemical addiction unit at the Cornwall Regional Hospital.
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Sexual transmitted disease.

Prevention is the only way of reducing the incidence of the disease. As well as
prevention, there are programmes to provide care and treatment.
The use of anti-retroviral drugs to prevent mother-to-child transmission is reaching
more and more pregnant women.
The A.B.C and sometimes D Programme (Abstention, Be Careful, C for Condomise and D
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Faithfulness to your partner is also promoted.