An equine-assisted learning programme curated specially for families facing stress factors.
Family is the key support system in Singapore’s many helping hands approach. However, working with families is not easy: In family work, caseworkers often encounter families that are uncooperative, difficult to engage or confrontational, impeding the intervention that they require.
The Patchwork Family Programme is a family intervention programme that uses equine-assisted learning to support youth going through relationship stresses with their families. It aims to support caseworkers by providing an avenue that may increase the engagement levels in some families, paving the way for intervention to follow effectively and efficiently.
Majestic and gentle therapy horses serve as a unique bridging element, creating the mirroring and observational learning that aids the acquisition of new behaviors as described in social learning theory. Sessions are designed such that intentional, meaningful moments amongst family members are created where stress factors can be addressed in a safe space.
If you would like to know more about the Patchwork Family Programme, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 6904 0422.
How You Can Help
As a charity, EQUAL is able to carry out our work through the generous support of partners and donors.
To be a part of the EQUAL family, you can help by:
Giving a Gift
Your donation goes a long way in helping our beneficiaries and our rescued horses. You can support the Patchwork Family Programme by sponsoring more beneficiaries to benefit from the programme. Simply complete the Donation Form below to find out more.
Alternatively, you can also make direct donations through the link below.