PAVE is Singapore’s pioneer family violence specialist centre, working to promote a healthy community free from violence. PAVE provides services for perpetrators, survivors and vulnerable family members such as children and the elderly in dealing with violence.
Casework / counselling are provided by professionally trained Social Workers who specialise in family violence work. Persons who are abused, persons who abuse and witnesses of abuse may receive emotional support on a one-to-one basis either on voluntary or mandatory (court mandate) grounds.
Persons interested in seeking information regarding family violence and legal protection or to discuss possible options regarding their family situation can contact the PAVE social workers during office hours.
Victims of family violence who, for reasons of safety and urgency and are unable to go down to the Family Court, may apply for the various forms of Protection Orders at PAVE, via video conferencing facilities. This also allows victims of family violence to receive emotional support and address safety concerns simultaneously.
For application of PPO, please click here.
Group work services for men who use violence
This is a 12-week programme that challenges the beliefs of men who use violence. The programme introduces positive alternatives to violence. The group is open to both mandatory and voluntary clients and is co-facilitated by a male-female professional team.
Group work for women who experience violence
This is a 10-week programme that uses an empowerment model to work with women who experience violence. Apart from safety and protection, the programme also looks at gender and socialisation issues and seeks alternative ways to problem-solving.
Group work for children
This programme helps children to deal with the trauma of experiencing/witnessing violence in their families. Issues of self-esteem and facilitating their capacity to cope more constructively with violent behaviour are explored.
Post-violence parenting groups are also conducted for those who have completed their individual counselling programmes.
Talks and public education programmes are conducted with the different community partners with the aim of building an informed community to take a stand against interpersonal violence.
Social workers impart professional social skills and expertise through training courses or workshops on family violence and other forms of interpersonal violence. Target groups include professional social workers, counsellors, police, medical team, para-professionals, grassroots organizations and other social service providers.
Social workers conduct research and document their findings in the hope that the findings might shed light on possible gaps in service delivery and stimulate the development of relevant programmes to address these gaps.
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