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MWS FSCs lead Groupwork & Research related to Domestic Violence

On 3 March 2023, MWS Family Service Centres (FSCs) at Tampines and Yishun joined other sector professionals at the FSC Practice Research Festival in a meaningful exchange on research outcomes related to some of today’s most pressing social issues.

At the event organised by Montfort Care, MWS FSC – Yishun presented findings from a pilot groupwork with men who caused harm in spousal violence, in a project named ‘The Gentlemen’s Club: Staying Cool’. Meanwhile MWS FSC – Tampines shared insights about the experience of family violence survivors at medical settings, in the project titled ‘In Our Shoes’.

“As I was working with the group, one of my reflections was on misconceptions social workers may have in working with persons who caused harm. I found that when I showed authenticity in connecting with them during the sessions, they reciprocated with the same level of honesty in sharing their challenges and making a commitment to change for themselves and their families,” shared Benny Thiam, Assistant Senior Social Worker at MWS FSC – Yishun.

With the learnings gleaned, the FSCs hope to improve on the groupwork and research design before doing more runs. Read more about ‘The Gentlemen’s Club: Staying Cool’ here.

Do you know anyone who is experiencing or causing domestic violence?

Call the National Anti-Violence and Sexual Harassment Helpline (NAVH)
Call 1800-777-0000 or make an online report via the NAVH Reporting Form.

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If there is imminent danger to life and safety, please call the police at 999, or go to your nearest neighbourhood Police Post or Centre for help.

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