Family Advocacy Program
The Family Advocacy Program, or FAP, provides clinical assessment, treatment and services for military members and their families involved in allegations of domestic and/or child abuse. The goals of victim safety and well-being and offender accountability form the basis of the clinical provider's work in responding to allegations of domestic abuse and child abuse.
While Singapore Area Coordinator does not have a resident counseling staff in-house, the Family Services Office works closely with counselors at other bases and in civilian practice in Singapore. For more inforamtion, call the Family Services Office at (65) 6750-2314
New Parent Support
The New Parent Support Home Visitation Program (NPSHVP) provies a variety of support services for families who are expecting, have infants, or pre-school aged children. New Parent Support Program (NPSP) services are provided by a Registered Nurse and include home visits, hospital visits, office and phone consultations, videos, books and other resources.
While Singapore does not have a egistered nurse in-house, arrangements can be made for video or phone consultations.
Singapore does offer a well-attended parent/child support program that includes a weekly playgroup, a monthly Pre-School Story Time and new parent resources.
Women Infants and Children Overseas (WICO)
The WICO program offers nutritional, educational, and food supplemental services for mothers from pregnancy until a child's 5th year. For more information on how the WICO program works in Singapore, please contact the Family Services Office at (65) 6750-2314 or (315) 421-2314.
Exceptional Family Member Program
There are limited resources available for children with special education needs in Singapore. However, there are several special education schools that may fulfill the educational needs of children with exceptional needs, which may include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) language processing differences, dyslexia, down syndrome, global delay and learning challenges.
Dover Court Prep School Center for Special Education
has a campus located near Holland Village (close to downtown) where students are integrated into life of the main school whenever possible. The center is staffed with teachers and therapists trained to work with children who are handicapped or have special educational needs. The school employs a full-time psychologist and a speech therapist. www.dovercourt.edu.sg/
Genesis School for Special Education
is a child-centered, family-oriented program providing full-time and resource educational services to students with special needs, including Language Delay, Language Disorder, Autism, Asperger Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder and Developmental Delay. The continuum of services starts with Early Intervention for young children considered to be at the Pre-School, Kindergarten and Primary School academic levels, as well as providing Life Skills and Pre-Vocational classes for older students who have reached their academic potential. www.genesisschool.com.sg
St. Clare School for Special Education
helps children discover and enhance their natural talents, while identifying specific academic needs and implementing strategies to address them to prepare them for responsible independence, an appreciation for life-long learning and participation in school, family and community. www.saintclare.com.sg