|UNATT Hosts Forum to Commemorate International Youth Day.
On Saturday 20 August, UNATT hosted a Youth Forum, in commemoration of UN International Youth Day.
Theme of the event was "Youth in a Violent Society: Coping Mechanisms".
It was held at NALIS, Abercromby Street, Port of Spain.
UNATT President, Elton Prescott, SC welcomed participants and introduced the panellists: Mr Stephan Ottley, Ms Hanna Niamath; Mrs Joy Brathwaite, Mr Wayne Chance and Ms Trudy John.
Participating youths represented secondary and tertiary level schools, police youth clubs, community groups and protective services.
The break-out sessions produced lively discussions on: Domestic Violence and the Abuse of Children; Bullying in Schools; Impact of Social Media on Crime; and Drug Trafficking.
The objective was to identify coping mechanisms and give the Youth a voice to implement change.