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University of St. Martin

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Theme: Best Practices in Promoting Student Wellness: Bringing the child, family, school and community together

Date: August 6 -8, 2017

Place: University of St. Martin

Hosted by: The Student Support Services Division of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports, St. Maarten in collaboration with St. John’s University, New York & The St. Maarten Youth Council Association.

Audience: Educators, Administrators, Social Workers, Counselors, Psychologists, Therapists, community leaders, practitioners, parents


The Caribbean Well-Being conference (CWBC) is a bi-annual conference held on the island of St. Maarten.

The CWBC seeks to promote the positive development and well-being of children, parents, families, schools and communities. The CWBC aims to inform and educate on best practices to promote children’s well-being by looking at the important role that parents, families, teachers, schools, and communities play in the promotion of well-adjusted, socially and emotionally competent youth.

The CWBC accomplishes our goal by sharing knowledge through education, professional training, and advocacy activities. We aspire to serve as a resource and partner in promoting the positive development of children and families throughout the Caribbean.

The CWBC will offer workshops, and conferences that bring academics, practitioners and families together to discuss best practices in addressing the current needs of youth and families in the Caribbean and those of Caribbean decent.

The CWBC will offer parents and the community access to programs for child and family well-being through public lectures, web resources, workshops, and professional programs.


Are you interested in presenting at the CWBC?

Please follow the instructions below before submitting a conference proposal. All Conference proposals must be submitted online via terjesem@stjohns.edu . The deadline is February 28, 2017.

The conference is acccepting:

Workshops: 75 minute sessions based on teaching direct skills and application of theory to attendees.

Strands &Topics Index

When submitting you will be asked to indicate which strand of the conference your submission most aligns with:

Strand A: Student Behavior

Strand B: Social-Emotional skills

Strand C: Academic Achievement

Strand D: Student Well-being

Strand E: Home- School-Community Partnership

Strand F: Parenting


Full conference registration includes: Paricipation in concurrent sessions, conference material, opening ceremony & keynote presentation, access to the exhibit area

Please contact the St. Maarten Youth Council Assocation at 5485022 in order to register or you may purchase a ticket via this website.


Sunday August 6, 2017

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Exhibitor set-up

5:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. Registration Check -in

6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Opening Reception & Keynote presentation

Monday August 7, 2017

7:00 a.m. - Exhibitor set-up

7:30 a.m. Registration Check-in

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. General session

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Concurrent sessions

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Concurrent sessions

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Concurrent sessions

2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FREE Panel Discussion & workshop for parents/guardians

Tuesday August 8, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions

10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Concurrent sessions

11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Concurrent sessions


The CWBC provides an opportunity to bring attendees and exhibitors together for two event-filled days of exhibit displays, poster presentations, and educational workshops. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with exhibitors and discuss products, services, and technologies that will help advance their educational and clinical work. Exhibitors will have the opportunity to have a display at the conference, an insert into the conference bag, and gain exposure to and expand their market reach. If you are interested in more information about being an exhibitor, please contact cwbcsxm@gmail.com


Please contact the hotel directly and let them know you are registering for the Caribbean Well-Being Conference.

* Denotes hotels in walking distance to conference venue.

Holland House Beach Hotel*

Frontstreet 45 Philipsburg St. Maarten D.W.I.

T +1 721-542-2572 | F +1 721-542-4673



City view: $125.00 + 20% tax per night single or double occupancy

Ocean view: $156.00 + 20% tax per night single or double occupancy.

Wi-Fi is included.

Sea View Beach Hotel *

#85C Front Street, Philipsburg, St Maarten

Block under the name "Caribbean Well Being Conference" for the period August 2nd-9th, 2017. Guest must mention this group block in order to be offered the applicable rates.

Email can be sent to seaviewbeachhotel@yahoo.com or call directly to 1721-543-2048/1721-542-2323/1721-542-2324. Website link- http://www.seaviewbeachhotel.com

The rate would be for :

Single occupancy $75.00 per night plus 20% tax

Double/triple/quad occupancy the rate will be $30.00 per person per night plus 20% tax ( rate applies to children as well).

Our booking policy for reservation 2-3 nights will be full deposit upon booking. Our cancellation policy for this booking will be 14 days prior to the arrival for a full refund, cancellation or no-show will result in a 1 night deposit charge. Our booking policy for reservation 3-7 nights will be 3 nights deposit upon booking, balance paid in full at check-in. Our cancellation Policy for this booking will be 14 days prior to the arrival for a full refund, cancellation or no-show will result in a 1 night deposit charge as well, balance to be paid in full at check -in. The cut-off period for booking under the group block and to be eligible for the group rate will be July 15th. Anyone who books after the date will have to pay the rate as we advertise for our summer season, this is subject to availability.

$84.00 per night single/ double occupancy.

$104.00 per night triple occupancy

$124 per night quad occupancy.

L'Esperance Hotel

4 Tiger Road, Cay Hill

Rate of $76 +5%tax per night in a one bedroom suite.

The cut off dates for booking is May 15

Website : http://www.lesperancehotel.com/

tel: 1 721 542-5355 | fax: 1 721 542-4088 |US phone: 407 615 7938


Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth & Sports

University of St. Martin

N.V. G.E.B.E.

ORCO Bank N.V.


The 37-square-mile island of St. Maarten was first settled by the Arawaks and was discovered by Christopher Columbus on behalf of Spain in 1493. Columbus sighted the island on November 11th, the holy day of St. Martin of Tours, and so named the island after him. For the next 150 years the island was passed between Holland, England, France and Spain. The old stone forts that guard many of the island's inlets are proof of the island's turbulent past. In 1648 St. Maarten was peacefully divided between Holland and France, and today is the smallest landmass in the world to be shared by two sovereign nations.



How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email: cwbcsxm@gmail.com

What's the refund policy?

No refund

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes, it is your proof of registration

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