Helping Family Members Cope with Issues Arising from Incarceration of a Loved One (Online)

Course Code:


Start Date:

23 Jun 2021

Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

End Date:

25 Jun 2021

Duration (hours):



Application closing date : 09 Jun 2021

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Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 650.00 $ 695.50
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 65.00 $ 69.55

The workshop will engage learners to look at the issues that families and children of offenders / former offenders face. Learners will also learn intervention techniques and how to apply them when engaging the family. This includes choosing suitable strategies, applying the strategies, monitoring the progress and making changes to ensure positive outcome is met.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

1. Relate the issues confronting the family when a loved one is imprisoned

2. Adopt strategies to address issues the family is facing

3. Apply therapeutic interventions for affected family member

4. Exercise supervision to monitor progress of the family in dealing with their issues

Target Participants:

Social workers, youth workers, counsellors and social service practitioners from Voluntary Welfare Organisations who are involved in mentoring youths.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to:
- GCE ‘O’ level OR
- Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

Mentoring Programme Co-ordinators and Volunteer Mentors from Mentoring Organisation who organise Mentoring Programmes will also benefit from the course.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Ang Poh Wah has been in the counselling field since 1991 and has counselled more than 1000 drug addicts for the past 20 years. She specialises in individual and group drug counselling. Over the years, she formulated a theoretical framework addressing the recovery needs of drug addicts and implemented a 1-year rehabilitative treatment programme for both female and male drug addicts in a residential setting. She has also provided a supervisory role for grooming recovering drug addicts to become operational staff in a residential setting.

She graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She has held various appointments in several agencies between 1991 to 2007. She was Deputy Head, Drug Rehabilitation Branch in the Singapore Armed Forces Counseling Centre, Director of The Turning Point, Manager in SCORE Employment Assistance Unit ,Deputy Director of Highpoint Community Services Association.

Ms Ang had served a 5-month internship with Daytop Village Therapeutic Community, at Swanlake, a drug rehabilitation facility in New York, US in 2001. She was awarded the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA) Merit Award (2001) for her 3-year stint in The Turning Point and the Singapore International Foundation (SIF) Special Commendation Award (2012) as the project leader, overseeing the training for the Laotians in the area of drug rehabilitation from 2006 to 2013.

Currently, she is doing consultative and training on a freelance basis to Family Service Centres, Halfway Houses and other non-government agencies (NGOs) on drug rehabilitation and re-integration matters.


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.

This course includes assessment components.
Assessment may be conducted during and/or after the course. As there is an assessment component for this course, grading and processing of results can only take place after course completion. Learners who pass the assessment(s) will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Achievement from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Mode of delivery:
Blended (online classroom and online course materials). Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials.

Fee Remarks:

SSG funding is available for Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents only. For more information on SSG Training Grants, please visit:
SkillsFuture Singapore Funding.
SkillsFuture Credit.

VCF funding is available for foreigners who are staff of NCSS Member Social Service Agencies via Direct Training Application.

Terms and conditions apply. Applicants of above training grants should inform SSI upon submission of your application.


SURANI Suraiza / / 65895557

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