Temasek Cares – PPIS Family & Marriage Counselling Programme
Helping Malay/Muslim families resolve family and marital issues through counselling and also to build up the capability of community organisations in marriage counselling and family therapy.
Partner: Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura
This family and marriage counselling programme is specially catered to the needs of Malay/Muslim community taking into consideration the language, cultural and religious influences.
The programme includes
- comprehensive marriage counselling services in follow-through cases referred from Syariah Court
- early intervention services for at-risk families to improve their relationships, with the objective of encouraging the families to stay together.
- building up specialised resources in the area specific to the community
- training of counsellors in community organisations on marriage counselling and family therapy skills for Malay/Muslim families.
Under the 3-year pilot programme, 450 Malay/Muslim families are expected to benefit from the counselling services and 60 service practitioners will be trained in marital counselling and family therapy.