November 12, 2018Back to list
“‘Hi, I’m Shawn and I work at a therapeutic home for traumatised children.’ That never ceases to capture the attention of the house whenever I am asked to introduce myself. With Epworth Therapeutic Group Home being a pioneer of therapeutic homes in Singapore, I am always proud to tell others more should they ask about what I do.
The work environment is beautiful. I remembered being blown away when I first saw the premises; tucked away in a quieter area of Singapore and surrounded by the tranquillity of nature, it was easy for both the children and me to call it home.
My primary job involves taking care of the children daily necessities, mentoring them, and assisting them to form secure attachments. Though they can be a joy to handle, at times they may ‘act up’ due to triggers from their trauma history that I am unable to elaborate due to confidentiality reasons. The child’s outbursts could range anywhere from cussing to becoming physically aggressive, which truly can push anyone to the brink of his or her limits. But it takes both rain and sunshine to make a rainbow, and the feeling is priceless when you see the growth in each of them.”
Mr Shawn Yeo, Former Residential Care Worker
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