Counsellor steps in early to help delinquent teens avoid court order

Counsellors can guide parents in how to manage their emotions and to have realistic expectations of their children.
Counsellors can guide parents in how to manage their emotions and to have realistic expectations of their children.PHOTO ILLUSTRATION: ST FILE

SINGAPORE- When parents of delinquent teens come to him for help, senior counsellor Ibrahim Abdul Alim aims to help as much as possible so the parents do not have to resort to filing for a Family Guidance Order (FGO) in court.

Previously known as the Beyond Parental Control order, the FGO can result in a child being placed in a home for up to three years.

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