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Social Insights: Youth

Written by the Director-General of Social Welfare, Ms Ang Bee Lian, these series of letters are for anyone hoping to find out more, and answer any questions you might have about Social Work. These are free for reproduction and distribution in its entirety or unaltered excerpts, as long as you do not charge a fee. Acknowledging the source of the letters on any distributed material is also appreciated.

You may download the e-book for Social Insights here: Volume Three, Volume Two and Volume One.

  • Practice Issues
  • Children and Family
  • Fundamentals of Social Work
  • Vulnerable Persons
  • Youth

Identifying Cases of Neglect

No. 1 / 2021

We are often asked: is it important to document what transpires in social service interventions? How much information...

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  • Practice Issues
  • Children and Family
  • Fundamentals of Social Works
  • Youth

Our Responsibility in Child Abuse Cases

No. 3 / 2020

In the course of your work, you may sometimes come across children with injuries (which do not look accidental in nature) or behavioural...

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  • Children and family
  • Youth
  • Practice Issues
  • Vulnerable Persons

Helping Families with Lower Income

No. 7 / 2015

In an earlier letter (“No. 3/ Vol 2/ 2015: Understanding Policy Issues on Poverty”), I touched on how we are fortunate that social work...

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  • Youths
  • Children and Family

Understanding the Rehabilitative Approach for Youths who Commit Offences

No. 8 / 2015

Many social service professionals are engaged in preventive and early intervention services and programmes for at-risk youth.  This is the...

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  • Youths
  • Children and Family
  • Practice Issues

Social Work With Young People

No. 2 / 2019

Those of us who have been trained as social workers or counsellors would know the importance of listening when working with clients....

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  • Fundamentals of Social Work
  • Children and Family
  • Youth
  • Disability
  • Vulnerable Persons

Re-entry and Integration

No. 3 / 2019

In recent years, discussions over the medical-social divide have shifted towards health-social integration in a welcomed move...

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  • Fundamentals of Social Work
  • Youth
  • Practice Issues

Education and Social Work Training

No. 17 / 2015

Having decided to invest time and resources in a university degree in social work, what might you want to get out of it? If you have not thought...

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  • Children and Family
  • Youth

Caring for Juveniles

No. 3 / 2014

When professionals appear before the juvenile court judge, their recommendations assuring that the children would be well taken care...

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