2014-2016

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2016

1) Health Promotion Board – Workshop for Caregivers of Children with Special Needs (2016-2018)

The Social Factor was re-appointed to conduct three runs of a workshop for the caregivers of children with special needs. The session is aimed at helping the parents of children with special needs to equip them with knowledge and skills to communicate with their children on issues related to growing up, such as body awareness, personal safety and healthy relationships.

2) Institutes of Technical Education – Paracounselling Course for Community Care & Social Services Students (2016)

The Social Factor has been appointed to conduct a 20-lesson course for two classes of ITE Year One students. The course equips students with basic counselling skills in order for them to become effective para-counsellors. It comprises the following components:

  1. 12 instructional sessions which would equip students with the basic counselling theories and skills that would help them to become an effective para-counsellor;
  2. 7 hands-on sessions that would help students to practice the micro-skills learnt; and
  3. 1 Reflection Assessment to help students consolidate their learning.

3) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Workshops for Staff Wellbeing Programmes (2016-2018)

The Social Factor has been appointed as the vendor for a series of 10 staff wellbeing workshops. The topics cover a range of mental, emotional and physical wellbeing issues:

1) Scrapbooking – Where Stories Come Alive!

2) Glass Painting

3) Essential Oils 101

4) Managing Stressful Situations

5) How to Care for People with Dementia

6) Keeping Fit for Life

7) DISC & Personality

8) Understanding Gender Differences

9) Mentoring – the OMEGA Model

10) Managing Money the SMART Way

4) Ministry of Education – Consultation and Training for the Teaching of Healthy & Safe Relationships (HSR) in Action in Special Education (SPED) Schools (2016-2019)

The Social Factor is the appointed consultant to assist MOE in the design and implementation of three repeated HSR in Action programmes, including 6 interactive workshops per year and on-site consultation of up to 14 schools. Following the completion of the sessions, it is intended for SPED teachers to use the HSR guide to  identify themes, topics and learning objectives for instructional planning; to design and plan lesson units; to implement the lessons; and to contribute to the development of a local collection of resources and classroom good practices.

5) Metta School – Talk on Relationships & Sexuality (2016)

The Social Factor conduced an interactive talk for students aged 16-20; for them to have better body awareness in the areas of health, relationships and sexuality. Among the areas covered included the importance of healthy relationships, the role of sex in a relationship and the ABCDs of sex.

6) Dunearn Secondary School – Workshops on Special Needs for Secondary School Students (2016)

The Social Factor conducted a series of three workshops to help students with special needs in the areas of body awareness and social-emotional awareness. The sessions were intended to help students to become more aware of their motivations, esteem needs, surrounding environment, and in the process develop executive functioning skills and stronger studying and working habits. One workshop was for students with ADHD while the other two workshops were for students with dyslexia.

7) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Report Writing Workshops (2016)

The Social Factor was re-appointed to run a series of 9 report writing workshops organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Electrical Engineering Division during the month of April 2015. The programme incorporates elements of basic writing, and was intended to help poly students improve their written communication skills and to better their chances of entering a competitive workforce.

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2014-2015

1) Health Promotion Board – Workshops on Peer Support for Secondary School Students (2015-2016)

The Social Factor was the appointed vendor for 30 sessions of workshops to help students provide support to their peers during times of difficulties and before the students seek professional help.

2) Health Promotion Board – Workshops on Social-Emotional Development in Children for Parents and Caregivers (2015-2017)

The Social Factor was the appointed vendor for two runs of 30 workshops to help children develop stronger social-emotional skills.  The programme, which is in its 6th year, equips parents of children 2-6 years old with the relevant knowledge and skills to help their children to have positive mental wellbeing.

3) Health Promotion Board – Next Steps Programme: Change and Transition Programmes for Tertiary Institutions (2015-2017)

The Social Factor was re-appointed as vendor for 27 sessions of HPB’s Next Steps Programme (2015-2017). Through interactive activities, the programme equips students to deal with transitions and cope with the changes associated with higher education, national service or the workplace. Practical skills and tools are imparted to help students in their next phase of life.

4) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Support Group on Making Choices (2015)

In 2015, The Social Factor conducted two runs of a 4-session support group intended to help students in Making Choices. Organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Student Services Department, the programme is aimed at helping students explore the concerns and factors in making choices; helping them to make decisions that will impact them in a positive manner.

5) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Business Writing & Effective Presentation Workshops (2015)

The Social Factor conducted a series of business writing and presentation workshops, organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Engineering. The programme had the objective of imparting the knowledge of business writing and presentation in a fun and engaging manner, incorporating techniques of business writing and communication, effective public speaking and the use of media to enhance business presentations.

6) Health Promotion Board – Workshop on Understanding Special Needs for Parents (2015)

The Social Factor conducted a workshop in May 2015. The session was aimed at helping the parents of children with special needs to equip them with knowledge and skills to communicate with their children on issues related to growing up, such as body awareness, personal safety and healthy relationships.

7) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Report Writing Workshops (2015)

The Social Factor ran a series of 8 report writing workshops organised by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s Electrical Engineering Division during the month of April 2015. The programme incorporates elements of basic writing, and was intended to help poly students improve their written communication skills and to better their chances of entering a competitive workforce.

8) Pro-Teach Student Care Group – Workshop on Understanding Children with Special Needs (2015)

The Social Factor conducted 3 full-day workshops during March 2015 to help teachers derive a clear understanding of what special needs are; to identify the general characteristics of the main special needs categories, e.g. ASD and ADHD/ADD; and to obtain new skills and methods to help manage students with special needs in the classroom. The workshop also explored some of the key issues in the area of special needs, e.g. anger management and bullying, as well as helping teachers manage and deal with family members of children with special needs.

9) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – The 21st Century Student Goes to the Office: Resume Writing & Interview Skills (2014)

The Social Factor ran a series of 25 workshops for Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Life Sciences and Chemical Technology.(LSCT). Sessions of two hours each were run over two weeks, and students were presented with tips on how to write a resume and a cover letter. They also gained hands-on experience on how to prepare for an interview, and the workshop ended with a mock interview session for the students.

10)    Health Promotion Board – Next Steps Programme: Change and Transition Programmes for Tertiary Institutions (2014-2015)

The Social Factor was the appointed vendor for HPB’s Next Steps Programme for 2014-2015. Through interactive activities, the programme equips students to deal with transitions and cope with the changes associated with higher education, national service or the workplace. Practical skills and tools are imparted to help students in their next phase of life.

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