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New scheme to help traumatised children in the community

Published on Apr 16, 2014 1:10 PM

A new programme has been launched to build up a pool of therapists to help deal with traumatised children within their communities.

Launched on Wednesday morning, the three-year pilot project will train 60 therapists amd counsellors from schools and other community organisations. These will be able to help an estimated 1,920 children and caregivers.

Named Temasek Cares Kids in Tough Situations (Kits), the programme is a collaboration between non-profit organisation Temasek Cares and KK Women's and Children's Hospital.

It aims to give traumatised children access to therapy within their communities.

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