Shaping The Family; Post Covid-19
Jason Wong | Benny Bong |Carol Loi | Nicole Soh
About this Session
Jason Wong, Benny Bong, Carol Loi & Nicole Soh
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped personal relationships in unprecedented ways, forcing many to live closer together with some people and further apart from others.
Despite some positive outcomes, family relationships, in particular, have fallen casualty to the high-pressure environment of confinement which combined with the financial stress brought about by a shrinking economy, has led to a rise in family and marital conflicts. This is most evident in the reported spike in divorce rates and domestic violence.
Post-COVID-19, the new normal – work from home, social distancing, etc – is here to stay and will continue to strain families. How will families cope with the challenges?
Jason Wong is the Chairman of the Board of Focus on the Family Singapore and Advisor, Gatekeepers Singapore. He was formerly a Senior Director with the Ministry of Social and Family Development. He founded the Yellow Ribbon Project in 2004 and the Dads for Life movement in 2009.
Mr. Benny Bong
Mr. Benny Bong is a trained Family and Marital Therapist in private practice. He is the Director and Principal Consultant of The Family Therapist. Benny is currently the President of Society Against Family Violence (SAFV), of which he was one of its founding members nearly 30 years ago. He has over 35 years of experience in counselling individuals, couples, and families and is also engaged in the training and mentoring of professionals. He regularly teaches modules at the degree and post-graduate levels at the National Institute of Education and Singapore Bible College.
Carol Loi is the International Director of Generations of Virtue, a ministry committed to transforming culture one family at a time. She is a John Maxwell Certified leadership and family coach. She is the founder of Village Consultancy, a social enterprise that provides digital literacy education, leadership and communication skills training, and family life education. Together with her daughter, Nicole, Carol facilitates the crash course on worldview and culture by the Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
Nicole Soh is pursuing film and media studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She is an alumnus of FamChamps, which is a values-driven student initiative to promote the holistic message of Family. She is a John Maxwell Certified leadership coach. She and her mother Carol Loi facilitate the crash course on worldview and culture by Colson Center for Christian Worldview.
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