This follows the recent tragic and untimely deaths of 3 children
4-year-old Jenice Figaro was murdered and 4-year-old Mwaki Gordon, and 2-year-old Miracle were killed in a fire at their Valencia home last week.
An autopsy said little Jenice was beaten to death.
Former president of Trinidad and Tobago Psychology Association, Anna Maria Mora believes negligence played a role in the two situations.
The psychologist and founder of a counseling center for adolescents in Arouca say there is a need for social workers.
Ms. Mora says there must also be more community involvement in the welfare of children.
Ms. Mora was speaking with Newscentre 5 yesterday.