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Anger

  • 3 min read

What is Anger? Have you ever felt like hitting something or someone?  Or maybe you threw something, cursed or started to cry?  Do you know what causes us to do those things? It’s anger.  Anger is a feeling, just like feeling happy, sad or scared.  We have all been angry… 

Disability

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What is Disability? Disability is a term that is used to compare a person’s actual ability to normal ability. Most of the time, it is used to refer to an impairment. Disability can be grouped into four main types; physical, sensory, cognitive and mental. A person may be considered disabled… 

Eating Disorders

  • 6 min read

What Are Eating Disorders? Humans need food and water in balanced proportions to live. Sometimes, things happen in our lives cause a disruption in out eating habits causing us to eat more or less than is usual or more or less than is healthy. Children and teens sometimes eat too… 

AIDS / HIV

  • 4 min read

What is HIV? HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. HIV destroys cells in our immune system which protect the body against illnesses. Once in the bloodstream, HIV multiplies and causes slow but constant damage to the immune system.… 

Pregnancy

  • 5 min read

What is pregnancy? Pregnancy happens when two persons each from the opposite sex have unprotected sexual intercourse. To conceive, a sperm from the male fertilises the egg from the female. When this happens an embryo is formed and is implanted in the womb of the woman. Pregnancy usually lasts 37… 

Taking Care of Our Bodies

  • 3 min read

Benefits of Good Hygiene Good hygiene is an important part of life. Hygiene means keeping clean and practicing habits that keep a person healthy. There are several reasons why good hygiene should be observed: Helps prevent people from catching and spreading disease – If we do not take care of… 

Domestic Violence

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What is Domestic Violence? In Trinidad and Tobago ,according to the Domestic Violence Act, 1999 “domestic violence” includes physical, sexual, emotional or psychological or financial abuse committed by a person against a spouse, child, any other person who is a member of the household, or dependant.   Types of Abuse… 

Emotional Abuse

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What Is Emotional Abuse? Emotional abuse of a child is commonly defined as any behavior by parents or caregivers that affect a child’s cognitive, emotional, psychological or social development. Emotional abuse of a child is also known as psychological maltreatment.   Ways Emotional Abuse Can be Displayed A parent who… 

Neglect

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What is Child Neglect? Neglect is a pattern of failing to provide for a child’s basic needs, to the extent that the child’s well-being is damaged. A child can be neglected in three (3) basic areas – physical, education, and emotional.   Physical Neglect Can be seen in the following…