Rosel San Pascual - Communicating for Social Change5 Dec 2018
In this chapter of Communicating for Social Change, the author presents an analysis of the micro- and macro-level challenges of transnational separation of Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW)-parents and their left-behind children, which consequently beget psychosocial distresses among transnational family members.
Established by the Ee Peng Liang Memorial Fund under the auspices of the NUS Department of Social Work, the Chinese Women’s Association (CWA) graciously supports the Social Service Leaders Exchange Programme to enhance skills and professional development of promising young social work and service leaders in the region to promote philanthropy and social development.
Four new group homes with smaller staff to child ratios are being set up in Singapore for children with greater needs and especially challenging behaviors. Staff will be trained using new 'Training Framework for Residential Care,' in which Malaysian government has invested $7 million over four years.
2017 Singapore Conference on Applied Psychology (SCAP 2017), organized by East Asia Research and supported by Hong Kong Shue Yan University and Singapore University of Technology and Design will be held in the cosmopolitan city of Singapore.
Singapore’s Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be launching a new pilot project by December which aims to enhance parenting skills and overall functioning in vulnerable families, according to the article.
According to the article, the Social and Family Development Ministry of Singapore is looking to better help children in foster care or homes. Minister Chan Chun Sing said the key thrust is to provide a more "homely" environment for the children.