Support Service for Newborns and Preschool Children

                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Provides families with appropriate counselling and referral services as needed and offer help and advice to new parents and parents-to-be. The “SweetieLand” Project provides services for newborns to 6-year-old kids with Down Syndrome and their families, offering various trainings including muscle training and cognitive, language and social skills development.

· Counseling Services

Provides families with newborn babies with counselling services and childcare training to help parents ease their emotional grief and strengthen their confidence. The social workers will visit hospitals, Down’s Syndrome clinics and families to understand the needs of families with newborns and provide them with needed support and information.

· Support from the Experienced

To arrange for more experienced professionals and parents to provide support by offering advice and sharing their experiences through the telephone and home visits to families with newborn babies. Parent networking activities are also available to provide a platform for mutual support.

· Care Ambassador

This group was established to complement the ‘support from the experienced’ service. Volunteering parents who are interested in becoming a ‘care ambassador’ will receive group training designed by social workers on home visiting skills to enable them to provide support effectively when needed.

· Panels of Parents with Newborn Babies

To arrange for more experienced professionals and parents to provide support by offering advice and sharing their experiences through the telephone and home visits to families with newborn babies. Parent networking activities are also available to provide a platform for mutual support.