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Leslie Yaffa

BA in Sociology, York University; MSW, Wilfrid Laurier University; EdD in Children, Youth and Human Services, Nova Southeastern University

Dr. Yaffa completed her doctoral work in the USA where she taught and evaluated services provided to children and adolescents in Kingston, Jamaica. Prior to doing her doctoral work, Dr. Yaffa had held clinical social work positions in hospital, community and agency settings. Her experiences in the last 20 years have focused on both clinical and community development for children, adolescents and their families. Dr. Yaffa is the founder of The Walk Good Foundation which will be using her research to provide program development and cost effective services to children and adolescents in Jamaica and the Caribbean.