Joint Workshop by Social Lab, Institute of Policy Studies and Social Science and Policy Research Cluster, NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - Singapore Families: Risk and Protective Factors


In the popular imagination, the family serves various positive functions for individuals and society. It is seen as a safe haven for producing well-adjusted children and a buffer from the vicissitudes of daily living. The family is an important social and economic resource, often translating into emotional and caregiving support. Within the intimate and private confines of the family, there is, however, potential for conflict and tension. Differences between spouses, between parent and child, or between siblings, can stem from emotional stress brought about by expectation or communication gap or external challenges. A better understanding of the stressors and preparedness to promote protective factors necessary to strengthen family resilience are important aspects of social policy goals.

The workshop aims to address some of the relational issues that impact the Singapore family, amidst the rapid changes relating to our increasingly ageing population and globalised, networked society

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Registration is free. RSVP by Friday, 22 January 2016

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If you have any enquiries, please contact Ms Paveena Seah at tel: 6601 3220 or via email: 

Friday, 29 January 2016
9.30 am to 12.30 pm

Auditorium, Shaw Foundation Alumni House NUS Kent Ridge Campus, 11 Kent Ridge Drive Singapore 119244