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FY 2011-2012

Temasek Cares – Involving and Motivating Parents & Caregivers Through Training (IMPACTT)
Helping parents and caregivers to build better behaviour in their children with developmental needs
Partner: KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital

Temasek Cares IMPACTT programme was launched in January 2011 by KK Women's and Children's Hospital (KKH) to help parents better manage the behaviour of their child with developmental needs. Funding from Temasek Cares enabled parents of 500 children who were in EIPIC (Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children) centres to undergo 6 sessions of training in Signposts, a caregivers' training programme developed by the Parenting Research Centre of Australia.

The programme has quickly gained the acceptance of parents. Initial evaluation outcomes show that families who went through the programme reported improvements in their children's behaviour. Parents and caregivers also experienced less stress and felt more capable of managing their child's behaviour.

To meet growing demand for training places under IMPACTT, KKH is extending the programme to include more parents for 2012 and 2013. With funding support from Temasek Cares, parents of 1,600 children with developmental needs who are in Special Education schools, pre-schools and other non-EIPIC centres are now able to sign up for training. By including parents of children across the age range of 3-15, KKH would be able to gather data to help it build an evidence-based, localised caregivers' training programme.

The IMPACTT programme complements other initiatives by Temasek Cares to support children with special needs including the Temasek Cares - Therapy Outreach Programme for Pre-schoolers (TOPPS) and the Temasek Cares Special Needs Building Capability Project.

Media Coverage:
Capital 95.8, Mar 1, 2011
Oli 96.8FM, Mar 1, 2011
93.8 LIVE, Mar 1, 2011
The Straits Times, Mar 2, 2011
The New Paper, Mar 2, 2011
Today, Mar 2, 2011
Lianhe ZaoBao, Mar 2, 2011
My Paper, Mar 2, 2011
Berita Harian, Mar 2, 2011

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