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Help’s out there for at risk youth

RANDY BENNETT, [email protected]

Help’s out there for at risk youth

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PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY in the Ministry of Education Senator Harry Husbands has admitted that schools across Barbados are facing a myriad of problems.

And he’s blaming insufficient attention being paid to the psychological issues affecting children, but said the Ministry of Education had not turned a blind eye to these challenges.

“There are a lot of challenges in the schools. Our society generally does not pay enough attention to psychological issues, counselling and so on. We have to do much more in this time to support our young people.

“We have children in our schools whose parents are chronic drug users and they have challenges that you can’t begin to understand or think of, and the society is a bit slow in developing initiatives and so on to deal with these things,” the senator said. (RB)

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