The needs of female drug offenders, in their post-incarceration journey, are different from that of men. Relationships are the core motivators. Programmes and services provided should be woman centric.
These are among the findings of a new research done by SANA psychologist Lowshanthini (Shan) and her team with SANA’s female clients.
Shan shared the research at the Harm Prevention Seminar at the Lifelong Learning Institute on 20 January 2020.
The seminar was organised by the Ministry of Home Affairs and led by a team of Home Team Psychologists in the OCP Drug Workgroup , with the support of Chief Psychologist Dr. Majeed Khader.
The seminar aimed to highlight various initiatives and research within the area of substance abuse, illicit drugs and addiction in Singapore. It also provided a platform for members of the civil service, academics and, community partners to engage in meaningful discussions related to managing drug abuse. Approximately 250 professionals from the government sector, academia, and voluntary welfare organisations attended the half-day seminar.