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Join the Family Violence Talk for All Church Members This August

As families find themselves gathered together under one roof due to regulations to curb the spread of the pandemic, while some families benefited with stronger relationships built, some find themselves in heightened tensions due to the frequent friction in a confined space.

Earlier on May 14, Channel News Asia (CNA) reported a 22% increase in family violence reports since start of circuit breaker period, with 476 police reports were filed within a month from April to May. This issue is affecting quite a number our church members, with approximately 10% out of the 940 responses in our Survey done by our church members agreeing or strongly agreeing that either their relationship with family members has gotten worse, or quarrels are happening more frequently. Hence, this is a problem that we should not be taking lightly.

As such, the Synod has teamed up with Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) to organise a Family Violence talk in both Mandarin and English, on 19 August (Mandarin) and 26 August (English) 2020 respectively. The talk aims to equip individuals to recognise the signs of family violence, and educate on the methods to intervene and seek help in this kind of situation.

Family Violence Talk

Mandarin Session
Date: 19 August 2020
Time: 8pm to 9.30pm on Zoom
Register here:

English Session
Date: 26 August 2020
Time: 8pm to 9.30pm on Zoom
Register here:

The English session will be hosted by Rev Carrie Chan from Amazing Grace Presbyterian Church, who is also part of the Presbyterian Counselling Associates team providing professional counselling services at a subsidized rate for PCS church members.

Registration for the Family Violence talk is free. The Zoom details will be sent to all participants via email (as provided in the sign up form) one day before the event.


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