The Children’s Authority of Trinidad and Tobago extends sincere condolences to the family, classmates and friends of six-year-old Kylie Meloney, whose life was tragically and violently taken away at the weekend.
In a media release the Authority said Kylie suffered an end that no child or their family should face.
It said these violent incidents generate trauma for adults as well as children.
The Authority said that trauma may manifest itself in different ways in children and urges parents to allow their children to express their grief.
It said families in Kylie’s community are urged to provide support to their children and help them process their grief and loss.
The release said Kylie’s family and friends also are encouraged to seek professional support, where necessary.