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FY 2012-2013

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

The IMPACTT programme is a partnership with KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital (“KKH”) to train parents to manage difficult behaviour in their child with diverse developmental needs. These children have diverse developmental conditions, like delays in cognitive, speech, communication and social development. Families receive training in Signposts – a parenting programme designed by the Parenting Research Centre of Australia for families with children in the 3 - 15 years age group. Temasek Cares provided seed funding to make the programme affordable to needy families, establish the effectiveness of the programme model and adapt it to suit the local context.

Since 2011, more than 1,500 children have undergone training through IMPACTT. 184 personnel from early intervention centres, preschool centres, special schools, family service centres and other voluntary welfare organisations have been trained and certified as Signposts facilitators.

Findings on IMPACTT’s outcomes and effectiveness have established that parents felt less stress and more empowered after completing the training. They also reported better behaviour and developmental outcomes in the child with developmental needs.

With the success of the programme, KKH has plans to translate IMPACTT training materials into the major languages of Singapore to reach out to more parents.

Press Release:
Read press release for Temasek Cares-IMPACTT

Media Coverage:
Channel News Asia, 5 Jun 2013
XinMsn, 5 Jun 2013
Lianhe ZaoBao, 6 Jun 2013
The Straits Times Singapore, 6 Jun 2013
The New Paper, 6 Jun 2013
TODAY, 6 Jun 2013
Berita Harian, 8 Jun 2013





FY 2010-2011

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

Parents often feel at a loss to manage the behaviour of their children with developmental needs. To help address this, Temasek Cares partnered with KK Women's and Children's Hospital to introduce IMPACTT (Involving and Motivating Parents and Caregivers Through Training), a programme that equips parents with the tools and skills to build better behaviour in their children with developmental needs.

The programme caters to parents of children who are receiving intervention at EIPIC (Early Intervention Programme for Infants and Children) centres. Parents and Caregivers undergo 6 sessions of training in Signposts, a programme designed by the Parenting Research Centre of Australia. Signposts helps the parents to work out the reasons for, and develop ways to manage their children's challenging behaviour. This enables the parent to structure the child's environment to bring out the best in him or her.

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

 
 
 
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