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Notes from meeting held Saturday, 28th January 2012

There were several new volunteers along with more veteran volunteers at the meeting. As this is the Crisis Centre’s 30th year in offering services to the community, several events are proposed to celebrate our achievements.

The agenda for this meeting included;

  • The Silent Witness Project will take place on Saturday 10th March at the Mall at Marathon.
  • KPMG is holding a Walk on Saturday 4th February and part proceeds will go to the Crisis Centre. We will have a table to display information on the Centre. Volunteers are asked to support the event. More information is available from the Crisis Centre.
  • It is proposed to hold a Crisis Centre Walk in June and sports organizations are being approached to assist with this venture.
  • The idea is being explored of holding a Tea Party at Government House in June.
  • The Peace Conference is to be held in September with representatives attending from all over the Caribbean.
  • Training continues for visits to the schools for the Bullying Campaign and Healthy Relationships and volunteers are reminded that training for the latter will take place on Saturday, 4th February and 11th February at the J Whitney Pinder building on Collins Avenue. Please contact the office if you are interested in participating.

We really need volunteers to spearhead these events. The work load for the Administrator in the office  is very heavy and  we rely on volunteers to do as much work as they can on proposed activities, liaising, of course, with the office as plans progress. We are grateful for everyone’s help and really could not plan any events without our volunteers.

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  1. Concerned and Overwhelmed Parent
    February 3, 2012 at 17:05

    I have a child who attends public school. He has come back to me saying that he gets teased and tortured a lot in school from classmates for certain things but I notice one thing that always seems to be hush-hush. Nobody has ever approached or spoken about bullying from teachers. From primary school my son has developed anxiety and fear from certain teachers. He is now in Jr. High and that is still going on. There was even a time when I could not get my son out of the car cause he feared his teacher. I called the principal to assist, she looked and walked away. No help or concern. The teachers know that nothing will be done. This is the reason why so many students have anger issues in schools. They cannot talk to the teacher when they have a issue cause they worry about teasing and their business getting spread around the school. Everytime my son tells me something about school, he begs me not to say anything to the principal or teacher cause they will tell other teachers and the teachers will then tell the students in front of the student who makes the complaint causing the classmates to turn on them too. What can be done about that? The Ministry or school does not care.

    I was even told about a male adult on campus flirting around with the female students but again my child is afraid of me saying anything cause what is said in the office comes out to the teachers and the students.

  2. February 3, 2012 at 19:16

    Thank you so much for posting. I am so sorry that your son is having these bad experiences in school. Would you like to bring him to the Crisis Centre to talk to a counsellor? We are there to help in any way we can. If you call the office on 328-0922 or 322-4999, the Administrator, Glendina Joseph, will be happy to assist you.

  3. Concerned and Overwhelmed Parent
    March 5, 2012 at 21:32

    Hi Glendina,

    I brought my son in several times but he refuse to open up. He did not want to speak to anyone anymore. He saw Sandra Dean Patterson. You met him several times as well. I don’t know how to make him open up. He tells me stuff and begs me not to say anything so he may believe that you guys will. I don’t know.

  4. crisiscentrebahamas
    March 11, 2012 at 18:22

    I can imagine how worried you are. This just shows how powerful bullies are when they feel they are in control. Your son is probably too scared to say anything but it is so sad that he has to go through this during what should be the best days of his young life. I can only encourage you to persevere in trying to get him to open up. I remember being really scared of a couple of teachers in my high school in the UK. It is not something that is easily overcome. I find it very sad though that the principal or guidance counsellor cannot assist in this.

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