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Pauline Phelps (right) and Tonia Gooding (second from right) interact with visitors to the BOMA booth.

What to do? Where do we want to go? What do we really want to achieve? These were some of the probing questions asked by Dr Innette Cambridge, senior lecturer and coordinator, Social Policy Programme, Department of Behavioural Sciences, The University of the West Indies, at the inaugural National Symposium on the Family held June 27 – 28 at University Inn and Conference Centre, St Augustine campus.

Dr Cambridge’s presentation was titled ‘Towards a National Family Policy for Trinidad and Tobago.’

“How do we help families to play their role?” was a question asked. “Families have purpose and [it] is about procreation; if we don’t procreate, families don’t come about. We have to support families to play that role. We need to promote parenting”.

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