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Thursday, May 23 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Session III: Cultural, Custom and Community Response to Child Abduction and Separation

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Societal and community norms vary about child welfare,  gender and parenting rights, and the role of government in response to child separations.  Cultural and gender bias may further complicate efforts to return and reunite children who have been separated from another parent, whether by unlawful abduction or retention or separation and alienation.   Furthermore, public apathy surrounding these specific child welfare issues must give way to a cultural revolution for children that impact public policy.

Hear how these influences operate in Trinidad and Tobago, and learn how the panelist is overcoming deeply-entrenched norms through public engagement and direct action to educate on the critical role of fathers in their children's lives.

Mr. Feeles will be joined by T&T law enforcement officers to offer additional insight on law enforcement approach to parental separation and alienation in the nations. 

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Cpl. Jacey Small

Trinidad & Tobago Police Service
Cpl. Small is an affable and gregarious young man, full of enthusiasm for his work as a community officer in the Central Division, and hopeful about the further achievements that would be obtained with the knowledge he gained from the United States Embassy, and other stakeholders... Read More →
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Rhondall Feeles

Founder & President, Single Fathers Association of Trinidad & Tobago (SFATT)
Rhondall Feeles is a businessman and Social Activist in Trinidad and Tobago.  He is Founder and President of the Single Fathers Association T&T(SFATT)  and the father of 2 sons. He is currently the Vice President of the T&T Automotive Dealers Association. In 2014 he was appointed... Read More →
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Ravi Bhasin, LCSW

Bring Our Kids Home
Ravi Bhasin is a licensed clinical social worker with cross-cultural clinical social work skills. He is a full-time PhD student at Fordham University. He also provides shared governance in practice & policy development, and advocacy towards social justice. He was born and raised in... Read More →

Thursday May 23, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
U.S. Institute of Peace - Farooq Kathwari Amphitheatre 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20037

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