Working with Youths on Sexuality Issues

Course Code:


Course Category:

Children, Youth and Family

Duration (hours):


Fees (Please note that the fees listed are for your reference only. The final course fee may vary.)
Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Nett Fee (after SSG funding) $ 75.00 $ 80.25
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 750.00 $ 802.50


The module engages the learner to explore and have a basic understanding on the issues of sexuality among mainstream youths. It brings the participant through various topics in youth sexuality using the Circles of Sexuality as a comprehensive framework for understanding human sexuality. Learners will be engaged in discussions and activities on practice-related issues, such as skills to engage youth on issues such as teenage pregnancy, gender and sexual identity, and sexualisation issues including sexual abuse and dating violence.

Target Participants:

Target audience includes social service practitioners who work with pre-teens and youths, such as social workers, counsellors, youth workers from Social Service Organisations & school counsellors, etc, preferably practitioners to have at least one year of direct work experience.

The skills and knowledge for this course, which the learner is assumed to possess, are as follows:
• Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6
• Be able to use numeracy skills equivalent to the Employability Skills System Workplace Numeracy (WPN) Level 6

Learning Outcome:

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

1. Interpret prevailing youth sexuality issues in the Singapore context
2. Prepare intervention plan to address prevailing youth sexuality issues
3. Apply the Circles of Sexuality in working with youth to address prevailing youth sexuality issues


Mode of Delivery:
Blended learning (facilitated classroom training, online course materials and pre e-learning activities)

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 of 0.5hr in addition to the facilitated classroom training

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.

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.

Trainer Profile:

Ms Yum Sin Ting is currently the Centre Head at Punggol Family Service Centre of AMKFSC Community Services Ltd. She graduated with a major in Social Work and Psychology with more than 10 years of practitioner experience working with children, youths and families. Experienced in the area of casework & counselling with youths and their families, as well as supervision of social workers & youth workers. Ms Yum has also been involved in the development and implementation of youth programmes including youth sexuality, life-skills development & self-harm.

In year 2012, she received her Master of Social Work from George Warren Brown School of Social Work (Washington University in St Louis, USA). While in USA, Ms Yum practiced in school social work and was engaged in the Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership (TPPP) of Missouri, where she co-developed and evaluated Sexual Health 101, a training program for professionals providing youth sexuality education programs. Sexual Health 101 is now an annual basic training workshop provided by TPPP.

Ms Yum is also the Champion for the Communities of Practice for Working with Youths on Sexuality Issues.

Ms Tan Yi Ying is the Head of Youth Infinity, the youth work specialist department of AMKFSC Community Services Ltd. During her ten years of service in the sector, Yi Ying has accumulated experience in working with various clientele groups in the Family Service Centre before focusing on working with youths and their families. Yi Ying is dedicated to working alongside with youths to help them discover their potential and find a suitable pathway for themselves. She is experienced in working through youth issues such as behavioural management, low self-esteem, school absenteeism, teenage sexuality issues, strained family relationships, etc.

Besides management role, Yi Ying takes on an active role in grooming enthused and passionate young social workers in her team to develop in their clinical skills and programme facilitation skills to meet the needs of the youths in the community.

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