07 Jul '11, 12pm

Social service sector needs to find ways to engage fathers

Social service sector needs to find ways to engage fathers

SINGAPORE: Nine out of 10 (93%) social service practitioners in Singapore feel at-risk youth and children have a better chance of overcoming their personal difficulties, when fathers, too, play an active role in the intervention process. This was one of the preliminary findings from an ongoing survey conducted by the Dads For Life Movement, which turns two this year. Speaking at a conference to include fathers in intervention, Acting Minister Chan Chun Sing said the sector must step up on its knowledge and ways to engage more fathers. Major-General (NS) Chan Chun Sing, Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth & Sports, said: "The research is clear on this. When fathers are involved positively in their children's lives, children do better mentally, socially, emotionally and academically. "When fathers are absent, the negative impact is just as profound - delinquency...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews...

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