Management of Family Violence: Understanding Mental Health and Vulnerable Adult Issues in Protection Work (Module 1) (Online)

Course Code:


Start Date:

02 Jul 2021

Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

End Date:

07 Jul 2021

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 15 Jun 2021

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 750.00 $ 802.50
Course fee (Local – After VCF subsidy capped at $240 per day) $ 189.25 $ 202.50

This module will guide professionals in responding to family violence cases involving persons and family members with mental health concerns. In addition, this module will also provide learners with the necessary insights to understand mental health disorders, its symptoms and how it can perpetrate violence against vulnerable adults. Learners will also go through or review the relevant legislations in family violence in relation to protection of vulnerable persons.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:
1. Relate mental health disorders and their symptoms to family violence behaviours involving vulnerable adults.
2. Apply relevant legislations in family violence intervention involving vulnerable adults.

Target Participants:

Target audience includes social workers and social work practitioners currently practising in social work settings, whether in an institution or at the community level. Recommended for professionals working with mandatory counselling clients that are referred by the Family Court for family violence.

Pre-requisite: Applicant should have completed the "Management of Family Violence: Introduction" course.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Chan Lay Lin is a professional social worker with the Institute of Mental Health. She holds masters degrees in Social Work and Systemic Psychotherapy from the National University of Singapore, and Middlesex University, respectively.

Lay Lin has 30 years of social work experience where she has also served with the National University Hospital, National Cancer Centre and TRANS Centre (Bedok and Bukit Timah Branches). Lay Lin has substantial experience in family therapy and complex family casework in domestic violence (child, adult and elderly), and is a certified counsellor in mandatory (court-ordered) counselling.

Lay Lin has rich training experience and has been involved in the conduct of family violence training for police officers and social workers. She recently completed the development of a training programme for social workers in family violence intervention with vulnerable adults. Lay Lin is also a member of the Adult Protection Review Board, Ministry of Family and Social Development.


Online course materials: Learners will be required to access the online resources prior to the facilitated classroom training session.
e-Learning activities: Learners will be required to complete e-learning activities (pre/during/post) of 3 hours in addition to the facilitated classroom training.

Please note that this course will be conducted online via Zoom (click to learn more about Zoom). Successful applicants will be able to access and download course materials from LearningCloud upon course confirmation. They will also be given the URL to join the Zoom course session with a unique password via email. Participants will be required to use their Name (as per NRIC) as the Zoom ID to be given access to the Zoom course session and will have to enable video view while the session is in progress.

Assessment will be scheduled after COVID-19 Circuit Breaker ends and face-to-face assessment at SSI resumes. Successful applicants are required to sit for the assessment on a separate day, to be further advised by SSI.

Fee Remarks:

VCF funding is applicable to learners from eligible NCSS Member / MSF funded Social Service Organisations.


This course comprises "Module 1" and "Module 2". Only Learners who have successfully completed "Management of Family Violence: Understanding Mental Health and Vulnerable Adult Issues in Protection Work (Module 1)" will be given the link to apply for Module 2. When applying for this course, please ensure that you are available on the course dates of both modules.

Module 1: 2, 5, 6 July 2021
Days 1 & 2: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Day 3: 9.00am to 12.30pm
Written Assessment @ SSI: 7 July 2021, 9.30am-11.00am

Module 2: 26, 27, 28 July 2021
Days 1-2: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Day 3: 9.00am to 5.30pm
Written Assessment @ SSI: 3 August 2021, 9.30am-11.00am


SEET Lay Peng / / 65895560

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