Jamaican Women of Florida Health & Wellness Conversation

Children are always said to be the our future, and adults are generally tasked with protecting these youngsters before they are capable of taking care of themselves. What if little Anna or Max from Hollywood Hills High School had a mom or dad who would take time to attend Jamaican Women of Florida’s Annual Health & Wellness seminar on Saturday, September 29th. There is a strong possibility that their dad Hugh would walk away with resources on bullying that would help Max deal with issues he is having in gym class. Attending the event could also provide their mom Janet with information on helping alleviate Anna’s fears of being shot in school.

Jamaican Women of Florida Health & Wellness Conversation
Comissioner Winston Barnes directs JWOF member on ways she can help support the community in the fight against the Opioid epidemic at last years JWOF Health & Wellness Seminar.

Anna and Max are our children and they are having a tough time navigating the real world worries that have become the norm for us. JWOF saw the need for resources to help our Children Feel Safe and Confident in the current environment that we live in. This is why their 5th Annual Health & Wellness Seminar is titled “Keep our Children Safe, Content and Self-Confident in Today’s World”.

The annual Health and Wellness Forum hosted by the Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF) will be held on Saturday, September 30, starting at 2:00 p.m. at the South Regional Broward College Library located at 7300 Pines Boulevard, Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024.

The three hour Forum is free to the public, and is titled “Keep our Children Safe, Content and Self-Confident in Today’s World”.  Participants will be engaged in discussions about the well-being of our children in what seems sometimes like a hostile building society.

The panelists will include Dr. Gregory Salters, transformational leadership and success coach;Ms. Shernette D. Grant, Director, Innovative Programs for Broward County Schools; Dr. Marsha Brown, psychologist; Ms. Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President/CEO, Children’s Services Council of Broward County; and moderator, Judge Norman Hemming, Chief federal Administrative Law Judge for Miami-Dade and Monroe Counties.

Attendees at the Health and Wellness Forum will hear from those community leaders who are at the forefront of identifying the impact of varying issues on our community and how our children are being affected emotionally, psychologically and physically. These leaders will also share solutions and resources to assist the children through their impact.  Some of the identified concerns are the rising number of school shootings, bullyism, families affected by drive-by shootings where children have been victims, suicide, changes in family structures, and academic choices among others.

Health and Wellness conversations are an agenda item on the JWOF’s mission of community
outreach. Information regarding the Health and Wellness Forum is available at www.jamaicanwomenofflorida.com and www.facebook.com/jwoflorida  or by calling 561-320-1391.

LinkedInThe Jamaican Women of Florida (JWOF), Inc., is a Florida Not-For-Profit  founded October, 2012 as an organization designed to provide an outlet for Jamaican women in Florida to empower themselves through networking, mentoring and personal development. The goal of JWOF is to engage Jamaican women in Florida and also to give back to the next generation of young women in Jamaica by assisting in the development of leadership and personal skills to operate in a global environment. JWOF is dedicated to Jamaican Women – Powerful Women . . . Worldwide.