Empowering families to build resilience to sustain the marathon of caregiving and accumulate community networks are a key feature of our work at Rainbow Centre. Through our services, we hope to enhance the ecosystem of support for caregivers and build strong families.
Families’ and Caregivers Hub
Led by our social workers in collaboration with other professionals, we build families’ resilience to stress, ensure their voices are heard during decision-making, promote positive parent-child interaction and understand and expand each family’s networks.
RC builds caregiver capability by partnering with both caregivers and professionals to acquire caregiving competencies. We conduct group sessions and activities for parents of students across services in RC to expand their support networks and community support. The team also runs support groups like Siblings That Are Really Special (STARS) camp for siblings of RC students and PERKASA SYURGA for Malay-speaking caregivers.
Case Management and Service Coordination
Using a client empowerment framework, social workers address specific challenges that families may face when parenting their child with disability. This may include respite care, family dynamics, behaviour management, financial challenges and crisis support.
Family Empowerment Programme
Designed to serve parents facing challenging behaviours in children and youths with disabilities at home, the FEP is a 10-session coaching programme by Rainbow Centre professionals.
Parents develop knowledge and skills to manage current and possible future behaviours and draw up proactive plans for difficult episodes with their children both in their home and community. The structured crisis-stabilisation service requires parents to be committed participants.