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CDA on Hand to Support Grieving Families, says Youth Minister

first_imgStory HighlightsThe Child Development Agency (CDA) has deployed a team of first responders to the communities where children have died violently and will be providing grief counselling.These interventions form part of the CDA’s existing First Responders programme under which officers deployed across the island visit communities and families that have been traumatized by violence.The CDA will take a tailored approach to address the immediate needs of the families, communities and schools involved. RelatedNYS Introduces New Programmes to Empower Young People CDA on Hand to Support Grieving Families, says Youth MinisterJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedSt. Catherine Festival Queen Embarks on Literacy Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail CDA on Hand to Support Grieving Families, says Youth Minister CultureJanuary 30, 2015Written by: Mavel Gordon (Ministry of Youth & Culture)center_img The Minister of Youth and Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna, in condemning the perpetrators of violence on the nation’s children, has indicated that the Child Development Agency (CDA) has deployed a team of first responders to the communities where the incidents have occurred and will be providing grief counselling and other emotional support to the families of the deceased.“The CDA has already responded and has done preliminary intervention, however, over the next two weeks the Ministry of Youth and Culture through the CDA will be partnering with the Office of the Children’s Registry (OCR) and other supporting agencies to host parenting sensitization sessions in these communities as well as in the schools the children attended. These sessions will, among other things, focus on coping with grief, child care and protection as well as approaches to discipline,” the Minister added.These interventions form part of the CDA’s existing First Responders programme under which officers deployed across the island visit communities and families that have been traumatized by violence, death of a child, parent, caregiver or where a child has witnessed violence or in instances where a family has been affected by natural or manmade disasters.Minister Hanna noted that in light of the recent cases involving 14-year-old Santoya Campbell of Frome in Westmoreland and 3-year-old Crystal Coleman of St. Mary who were reportedly murdered and 14-year-old Treshauna Henry, also from St Mary, whose cause of death is still unknown, the CDA will take a tailored approach to address the immediate needs of the families, communities and schools involved.The Minister added that the discovery of a new born baby in a garbage bin in Ocho Rios, St Ann is also very horrifying and has called on all well thinking Jamaicans to exercise greater levels of care, love and support to the nation’s children and be more vigilant in safeguarding their lives.“I am horrified by the sudden upsurge of violence targeting our children,” the Minister said. “I strongly condemn these murders and other deaths.”In expressing her deepest sympathies to the families of the children involved in all incidents, as they go through this very difficult experience, the Minister pledged the continued support of the CDA who has been proactively working across the island to amplify among residents, strategies for the care and protection of their children. Photo: JIS PhotographerMinister of Youth & Culture, the Hon. Lisa Hanna. RelatedGrounation to Focus on Drums Advertisementslast_img read more

Man accused of kidnapping Wisconsin girl and killing her parents appears in court

first_imgCourtesy Lindsey Smith (BARRON, Wisc.) — The suspect charged in the kidnapping of Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs and killing her parents confessed to investigators that he targeted the 13-year-old after seeing her board her school bus and deciding “he knew that was the girl he was going to take,” according to a criminal complaint.Jake Patterson, 21, told investigators that “he put quite a bit of thought into details of how he was going to abduct” Jayme and had twice gone to her home in Barron, Wisconsin, before carrying out the heinous crime on Oct. 15, the complaint reads.Jayme told investigators that Patterson pounded on the front door of their home and then shot her father when he refused to open the door. She and her mother barricaded themselves in the bathroom, hiding in the bathtub, according to the complaint.The girl said Patterson, whom she had never seen before, broke into the bathroom and made her mother put duct tape over her mouth and then shot her mother dead with a shotgun, the complaints reads.Patterson then allegedly forced Jayme into the trunk of his car and drove her 70 miles to his family’s house in Gordon, Wisconsin, where he kept her hidden in his bedroom for the next 88 days.The suspect made Jayme hide under his bed when his friends and relatives were over and threatened that “bad things would happen to her” if she didn’t do what he said, according to the complaint.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Bockin scores twice as Gophers defeat Illinois

first_imgBockin scores twice as Gophers defeat IllinoisMinnesota won 4-0 to split its two-game road trip.Max OstensoForward April Bockin carries the ball during the Gophers’ game against Purdue at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium on Oct. 8. Erik NelsonOctober 16, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintBefore Minnesota’s game against Illinois on Sunday, midfielder Emily Heslin said head coach Stefanie Golan didn’t want the team to dwell on its Thursday loss to Northwestern, but instead use it as motivation to win.Minnesota (10-3-3, 6-2-1) used that motivation to score three second-half goals, and defeat Illinois (5-12-0, 2-7-0) 4-0  in Champaign, Illinois.Forward April Bockin scored Minnesota’s first goal in the 18th minute. It was Bockin’s third goal of the season. Midfielder Molly Fiedler earned an assist. “She wanted us to turn the page and leave it behind us,” Heslin said. “At the same time, she really wanted us to use that as fuel. I think we did that today.”Heslin scored her third goal of the season in the 78th minute, extending Minnesota’s lead to 2-0. Heslin scored off of a free kick after Illinois goalkeeper jumped to try and make a save, but the ball flew past her into the right side of the net. The goal was unassisted. “It was a goal that we needed so we could have a bit of a cushion,” Heslin said. Forward Sydney Squires scored her 14th goal of the season in the 87th minute. Bockin and Fiedler both earned assists. Bockin said the team needs Squires to continue scoring if Minnesota wants to have success this postseason. “She’s been great up top. She gets herself opportunities and finishes them,” Bockin said. “It’s been great for us, and we hope she keeps doing it.”Bockin scored on a penalty kick after Illinois defender Alicia Barker was called for a handball. Barker got a red card and was ejected from the game. The goal came 21 seconds after Squires scored. This was Bockin’s first multi-goal game this season. “Everyone’s a competitor,” Heslin said. “You can never underestimate anyone because there are games where the underdog pulls out a win. We can never go in with that mindset.”Minnesota’s next game is on Friday against Ohio State (12-3-1, 7-2-0) at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium. Six seniors will play in their final regular-season home game for Minnesota, including Squires. Golan said this game will be meaningful for her and the seniors.“These six seniors have been a really big part of building this program the way that I want it to be represented,” Golan said. “They’re an incredibly special piece of what we’ve been able to establish here.”last_img read more

Targeted online ads can actually change how you view yourself

first_imgThe study appears online in the Journal of Consumer Research.“The power of a behaviorally targeted ad for a green product isn’t just that it persuades you to buy the advertised product. It actually makes you feel more environmentally conscious and can change your behavior,” said Rebecca Walker Reczek, co-author of the study and associate professor of marketing at The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business.“In a sense, you become more like what the ads say you are.”That’s what the researchers found in one experiment involving 188 college students. The students spent 10 minutes on the Internet, much of it browsing on websites they chose. Afterward, the students were presented an online ad for a fictitious restaurant called Eatery 21, which advertised “Refreshingly Sophisticated American Classics.”All of the students received the same ad. But some were told the ad was targeted to them based on their earlier Internet browsing. Others were told the ad was sent to them because of their demographics, such as gender and age. Others were not given any information about why they received the ad.Participants were then shown a fictitious Groupon coupon for Eatery 21 (offering a discount on food purchased) and asked how likely they would be to purchase it.Study participants who were told that the ad was targeted to them because of their Internet browsing history were more likely than others to say that the ad suggested they had “sophisticated food preferences.” (Remember that the ad said the restaurant offered “sophisticated American classics.”)They were also more likely to say they would purchase the Groupon than those in the other two groups.“When you know that you have been targeted by a specific ad, you realize that the ad carries information about you – and that can change how you view yourself,” said Christopher Summers, lead author of the study and a doctoral student in marketing at Ohio State.“In this case, receiving a behaviorally targeted ad from a restaurant suggesting that you are a ‘sophisticated’ food consumer makes you think, ‘I may be more sophisticated than I thought.’ That in turn makes you more likely to buy a Groupon for the restaurant.”The participants who were targeted because of their demographic characteristics were not more likely to purchase the Groupon compared to participants who did not think the ad was targeted.“Just being aware of being targeted is not enough to change how you act,” said Robert W. Smith, co-author of the study and assistant professor of marketing at Ohio State.“The targeting has to be based on your behavior and not just demographic attributes such as age or gender,” Smith said.When the targeting is based on behavior, consumers believe the advertiser is labeling them as a particular type of consumer: a sophisticated consumer, or a green consumer. Those are the types of labels that can change people’s views about themselves.“The reason this works is because it is changing your self-perceptions first. If an ad makes you feel sophisticated or environmentally conscious, you are more likely to engage in all kinds of behaviors related to that trait – not just buy the advertised product,” Reczek said.For example, in one experiment, participants who received a behaviorally targeted ad for an environmentally friendly product were more likely than others to donate to an environmental cause later because they saw themselves as being more “green” as a result of receiving the ad.One key qualification: The information the behaviorally targeted ad conveys about the consumer must be accurate. In one experiment, targeted ads for outdoor products had no impact on the perceptions and behaviors of consumers who had no interest in outdoor activities.“The ad has to be plausible to the consumer for it have any effect,” Reczek said.While the advertising industry has been reluctant to tout its use of targeted ads because of privacy concerns, this research suggests there may be benefits for companies that indicate to consumers that they are sending ads meant specifically for them.“If you’re a person who goes out hiking occasionally and you see a behaviorally targeted ad for hiking boots that suggests you’re rugged and outdoorsy, our results suggest you will feel more outdoorsy and then be more likely to buy that product,” Reczek said.How do consumers even know that they are receiving behaviorally targeted ads? One way is that online marketers actually tell them. The marketing industry has adopted the “AdChoices” icon (a small blue triangle that usually appears in the corner of advertisements) to indicate that the ad is meant especially for the consumer who receives it. However, surveys suggest few people know what the icon means, at least so far.The study’s findings have broader implications beyond advertising, Smith said.“We like to think we are quite certain of who we are, but this study suggests that’s not quite the case,” he said. “We are actually open to suggestions that can change, for example, how ‘outdoorsy’ or ‘sophisticated’ we feel we are. Our views of ourselves can be nudged one way or the other by something as simple as an online ad.” Pinterest Online advertisements targeted specifically at you because of your behavior can actually change how you feel about yourself, a new study suggests.In a series of experiments, researchers found that young Internet users tended to embrace the identity labels – such as “environmentally conscious” or “sophisticated” — implied by the online ads they received. The key was that they needed to know that the ads were targeted to them because of their browsing history.For example, in one experiment, people felt more environmentally conscious after they received a behaviorally targeted ad for a “green” product. Email Share on Facebookcenter_img Share on Twitter Share LinkedInlast_img read more