Category Archives: Caribbean Culture

The Importance of Instilling Self-Worth in Guyana’s Youth

A belief pervasive throughout the world about Guyana is the idea that a sense of hopelessness permeates its people, holding them back from progress.  There is a far-reaching sense of pushback in many areas of Guyanese life- from below-par education, … Continue reading

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Licks, Spanking, and the Perception of Violence

One topic that is always controversial amongst the social work force is the idea of “licks,” or beatings that parents give to children as a form of discipline.  Even in the United States, the effectiveness of this form of punishment … Continue reading

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