Evaluation of the Rehabilitation programme of the Muhammadiyah Welfare Home (2015)

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    Muhammadiyah Welfare Home Research Team



    The Muhammadiyah Welfare Home (MWH) was established in December 1989 as a Home for juvenile offenders, abused and neglected children, as well as children ‘beyond parental

    control’. MWH seeks to achieve, through its rehabilitation programs, successful reintroduction of its residents into the community as responsible and contributing individuals while minimising incidences of recidivism or relapse. The three studies summarised in this paper were conducted at MWH as part of a larger on-going effort to evaluate the effectiveness of the institution's rehabilitation program for resident children and youths aged 10 - 18 years old. The purpose of this research is to address the efficacy of rehabilitation treatment programs conducted by MWH for its residents by examining the residents’ response towards the rehabilitation approaches through a perception survey, as well as examining both self-reports and observer’s reports on the residents’ socialemotional behaviour changes over at least 12 months. The first study, based on literature reviews, explored key features of an effective residential institution; this provided the team with a framework to plan the focus of the subsequent studies. The second study investigated the effectiveness of MWH Rehabilitation approach through a perception survey of the residents. The final study was conducted to evaluate the changes in the residents’ social-emotional behaviour over time. Based on the findings of the studies, ways to further enhance MWH’s rehabilitation approach are identified and discussed.


    For further inquiries, please contact the Research Team Personnel, Mardiana at email mardiana@muhammadiyah.org.sg.