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Resources For Parents & Adolescents

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Parenting the Adolescent

Adolescents need to be heard and truly seen. They must be heard if we are to protect them and have a positive impact on their future.    Not only do they need to be heard but we need to work hard to foster a relationship with them that facilitates their sharing. 


Parenting Through My Daughters’ Eyes

Parenting adolescents, I have learnt, begins from birth. My two beautiful and radiant daughters have been ‘schooling’ me about how to nurture healthy adolescents, what I did well and where I missed the mark.Many great lessons, ‘through my daughters’ eyes’.


 Understanding The Impact of Childhood Trauma on Adolescents

: Childhood is often portrayed as a time of innocence and carefree joy. However, for many adolescents, their early years may be marred by experiences of trauma. The aim of this article is to delve into the profound implications of childhood trauma on the health and wellbeing of adolescents and their community .

Contact Information For Caribbean Governments & Institutions

Caribbean Government Ministries and Departments  for Youth

(Countries or territories that did not have specific youth ministries,  information on the ministries of education is provided)


Ministry of Social Development, Education & Library

 Education  Department (264) 497 2874 / 2875;   

Department of Youth and Culture,

The Quarter 2640, Anguilla

Ph.  +1 264-498-3792

Antigua and Barbuda

Ministry of Education, Creative Industries & Sports.

Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Queen Elizabeth Highway, St. Johns,    Antigua and Barbuda (WI)

Phone: +1(268)462-0192/3,   Fax: +1(268)462-4970,  



Ministry of Education and Sport

L.G. Smith Boulevard 76, Oranjestad, Aruba, Caribbean Sea

(297) 528-4900


Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture,


Thompson Blvd,   Ph. (242) 502-0600/5


Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment

Sky Mall, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael;  (Tel) 1 (246) 535-3835

Permanent Secretary: (246) 535-3840;    PS Secretary: (246) 535-3839 



Department of Youth Services (Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports)

1632 Button Bay Blvd. Belize City, Belize .  

Tel: (501) 280-1180;;    

Tel: (501)-227-6282


British Virgin Islands

Department of Youth Affairs and SportsSecond Floor Ward's Building,  

Road Town, Tortola,  Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Email Address:        

Telephone: 1(284) 468-4949

Cayman Islands

Home Affairs, Youth, Sports, Culture & Heritage

133 Elgin Avenue, George Town, Cayman Islands

+1 345-949-7900


Ministerio de Educación de la República de Cuba (Ministry of Education).

Calle 7ma No. 2802 e/ 28 y 30, Playa, La Habana, Cuba;



Ministerio di Enseñansa, Siensia, Kultura i Deporte, Curaçao

(Minister for Education, Science, Culture and Sport)

Edifisio di APNA, Schouwburgweg

24-26, Gabinete di Minister Bon Bini Business Centrum

Willemstad  Curacao   

Tel. +599 9 434 3700 

Dominica (Commonwealth of Dominica)

Ministry of Culture, Youth, Sports and Community Development

1st Floor,  Government Headquarters, 

Kennedy Avenue, Roseau 

Commonwealth of Dominica  

 Tel. (767) 266 3249 


Dominican Republic Ministerio de la Juventud (Ministry of Youth)

Av Enrique Jiménez Moya 71,

Santo Domingo 10108, Dominican Republic                

Tel:1 809-508-7227  

Guyana (Cooperative Republic of Guyana)

Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sport

71-72 Main Street,

South Cummingsburgh,    Georgetown,  

Tel. +592 226 8542


Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports & Culture

Ministry of Education Building,  Sir Eric M. Gairy Botanical Gardens,  Tanteen, St. George's

Tel: (473) 440-2737/3162,    (473) 440-6650 

Email: |


Republique d'haïti

Ministère de l'Éducation Nationale et de la Formation Professionnelle

The Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training

8,Rue antoine simon, Delmas 83;,   

Tel: +509 4894-2908,   +509 2811-9035


Ministry of Education and Youth

2 National Heroes Circle. Kingston 4.  

Tel:876-922-1400-9. Fax: 876-948-9132


Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs & Sports

Office of the Premier,  Government of Montserrat, Brades, Montserrat,   Tel 1-664-491-3378

Puerto Rico

Departamento de Educación de Puerto Rico

Department of Education

Ave. Tnte. César González,esq. Calle Juan Calaf, Urb. Industrial Tres Monjitas Hato Rey, P.R. 00917 /          

 Mailing Address : Contáctanos Dirección Postal P.O. Box 190759 San Juan, PR 00919-0759 

Tel: (787) 759-2000    

St. Kitts and Nevis (Federation of St. Christopher and Nevis )

Ministry of Education, Youth, Social Development, Gender Affairs, Aging and Disabilities

The Cable Building  Cayon Street,  Basseterre, St. Kitts

Tel. No: (869) 467-1112 / 1107


Sint Maarten

Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sport

Soualuiga Road #1 Pond Island,

Great Bay Sint Maarten,   Sint Maarten

Phone number(s): +1721 520-4563

St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Gender Affairs, Family Affairs, Housing and Informal Settlement

Halifax Street Kingstown St. Vincent 

Tel : (PBX) :(784) 456-1111, Ext : 3863


Suriname (Republic of Suriname )

Ministery of Labour, Employment Opportunity and Youth Affairs

E. Brumastraat 52, Paramaribo-Suriname ,     

TEL:  (597) 475241/477045  or +597 475-241


web:    or

Trinidad and Tobago (Republic of Trinidad and Tobago)

Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs

ISSA Nicholas Building, Corner Frederick and Duke Streets,  City Port of Spain

Phone    +1 868 625 8874;   Fax: +1 868 623 5006

Turks and Caicos

Ministry of Education, Youth, Culture and Library Services


TELEPHONE: (649) 946-2801/Ext 3134

US Virgin Islands

Department of Education

1834 Kongens Gade, St. Thomas, VI 00802   

Tel. : 340-774-0100

2133 Hospital Street, Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820,  

Tel:  340-773-1095

Additional Resources

Reproductive Health Survey (RHS) Report 2021. National Family Planning Board and Statistical Institute of Jamaica. (2023).

ON MY MIND. How adolescents experience and perceive mental health around the world

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