Lecture Series 2013: Ethics and Approaches with Vulnerable CommunitiesSupported by UNESCO-NIE CARE
May 23, 2013
Goodman Arts Centre Seminar Room
Do you work with young persons with special needs?
Are you interested in developing sound arts practices and programmes with young persons living in institutions?
Join us for a lecture and interface with Mr Parandaman, interventionist forensic psychologist with Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home and Regina Aun, founding member of a parent activist group for young adults with Down Syndrome.
Bio of presenters:
Parandaman T is trained in forensic psychology and works as an interventionist forensic psychologist consulting and treating children (including children with intellectual disabilities) with psychological and mental health issues, such as depression, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder and Social Communication Disorders.
Within the forensic setting he is experienced in risk and needs assessments and psycho-diagnostic assessments. He evaluates children who exhibit maladaptive behaviours, such as pervasive anger, sexualized behaviours and stealing. He formulates and executes treatment plans and works in collaboration with psychiatrists where psycho-pharmacological treatment is indicated. He is currently enrolled in a PhD Psychology program. His thesis topic is ‘Evaluating risk in relation to juvenile delinquency and future offending behaviour in children residing in secure facilities.’ He is also an off shore Clinical Supervisor for students enrolled in the Masters in Counselling at Monash University.
Regina Aun is a mother of 3 boys, one of whom is Benjamin who has Down syndrome. Regina has been an active parent volunteer for more than 23 years and currently volunteers with the Y-Stars, a group of young adults with Down syndrome and other intellectual challenges. She was a founding member of the Down Syndrome Association (Singapore) and was involved in the setting up of the Enable Centre and services offered which included New Parent Support Group, Creative Dance, Toy Library, etc. Regina also co-produced 2 musicals, From The Mouth of Babes I and From the Mouth of Babes II.
To view a video of Regina’s presentation, please click here