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Share-A-Meal Compassion Fund Evaluation

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Author: Laldinkima Sailo

Share-A-Meal is a program that takes place every 7th day of Chinese New Year where people “share-a-meal” by donating the cash value of a meal. Schools then collect money through this program and place it into the Compassion Fund, a fund for students whose families are in a crisis that could lead to poverty or other major problems. In 2008, this report evaluated and reviewed the Compassion Fund, finding areas of strength and potential improvement.

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Conflict resolution for Streetwise youths

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Author: Jerel Alan Louie

Streetwise Youth is a program developed for youth who have been involved in secret society gangs. It is aimed towards changing their behaviour through recreational activities, family group conferencing, and casework management. This paper focuses on the conflict resolution sessions in the program and its challenges. Beyond takes a sports based approach when working with Streetwise Youth and developed an anger management program that utilised martial arts.

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Areas for Advocacy

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Author: Beyond Social Services

In 2010, this paper reported on how there is advocacy needed at the structural level and it captures particular issues pertaining to Beyond’s advocacy in children and youth offending, beyond parental control, and child protection. We find advocacy to be important because many ideas need to be shared to appreciate others and we hope to build consensus in society through advocacy. Beyond’s effort in advocacy include 1) to increase awareness in the public sector regarding the developmental needs of children 2) to enhance inter-agency collaboration 3) to enhance cooperation between state agencies and civil society.

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Live-In Therapy Programme

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Author: Manfred Wu

In 1999, this report looked at the effectiveness of the Live-In Therapy Programme, a therapeutic intervention program conducted in a home environment for low-income families. Through the qualitative and quantitative data collected, results shows the program as an effective intervention strategy for low-income multi-problem families since it improves their family functioning. Suggestions to the program include providing intensive counseling during the 6 month follow up period, promoting further the program to VWOs, and extending the live-in stage.

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Punishing Costs: Locking up Children Makes Society Less Safe

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Author: new economics foundation (nef)

In 2010, this research highlighted the harms that the incarceration of children has on their lives and society. Locking up children increases costs that could be used towards something more humane, deteriorates mental health, and makes it harder to be reintegrated into the education system and get a job later. They are likely to continue their criminal careers after being released. The research proposes for the money to be put towards more rehabilitative and humane practices.

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Family Strengthening in Multi-Problem Families

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Author: Beyond Social Services

As many as 7,500 families in Singapore suffer from multiple and complex problems. In 2010, this report talked about Beyond’s proposal to focus on preventing problems before it happens as it’s the most efficient way to solve for this crisis. One of the ways to achieve this is through family strengthening which is providing the families with the necessary opportunities and support needed to raise their children.

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Strengths Model

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Author: Stella Jayanthi

In 2007, this paper advocated for a model in casework that focuses on strengths and harnessing the potential for change from within our clients. When using their own unique strengths and convictions, a more effective plan can be implemented. The principles of the strengths model are: to focus on the clients strengths, interests, abilities and capabilities, not upon their deficits, weaknesses or problems, clients have the capacity to learn, grow, and change,  the relationship between client and Community Worker is built on trust and collaboration, the client is viewed as the director of his family life, and the community is viewed as a source of potential resources in enabling the client to be independent.

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Recruitment and Management of Volunteers in a Non-Profit Organisation

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Author: Beyond Social Services

This paper looks to how to recruit and retain more volunteers in a non-profit organisation by studying patterns at Beyond Social Services. Through an online questionnaire on BSS volunteers, they collected data from volunteers on demographic composition, recruitment, motivation, satisfaction, and personal experience. The feedback generated recommendations for Beyond and other non-profit agencies to use in order to recruit and retain more volunteers such as using skill matching and devoting their budget to internet exposure.

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Nature of Funding in 2012 and 2013

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Author(s): Beyond Social Services

This report looks at the nature of funding for Beyond Social Services in the year 2012 and 2013. In this time period, total donations increased by 38.4%. Corporate donors remain a significant portion, however there is still a small number of donors making up a significant portion of those donations. Total amount of funds from individual donors also reflect a skewed amount of donations towards a small number of donors. Government bodies and educational institutions contribute the least amount of donations.

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Partnerships with Schools

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Author: Annabelle Ip Soo Ching

While adopting a Restorative Justice approach towards delinquent youth, Beyond recognised the importance of entry into schools to work with children. This paper focuses on the different approaches that Beyond took to address and resolve issues with delinquent youth through the education system. One of these programs includes the STEP-UP initiative which complements the school with programs that target at-risk students. This program allowed Beyond to begin a relationship with the school, a key community partner.

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