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Kwai-Yau Wong & Tak-Yan Lee

In: Handbook for Working with Children and Youth: Pathways to Resilience across Cultures and Contexts

Chapter 19: Professional Discourse among Social Workers Working with At-Risk Adolescents in Hong Kong: Risk or Resilience?

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Professional Discourse among Social Workers Working with At-Risk Adolescents in Hong Kong: Risk or Resilience?
Professional discourse among social workers working with at-risk adolescents in hong kong: Risk or resilience?
Kwai-YauWongTak-YanLee

Hong Kong has made tremendous efforts in tackling problems with youth after riots in 1967 in which many young people were involved. The riots awakened policymakers to the hidden destructive power of young people and the social instability they can cause. The first comprehensive social welfare policy paper after the 1967 riots stated clearly that one function of a major service innovation for youth, the Youth Service Centre, was to offer legitimate release for young people's energy by channeling that energy into socially constructive activities (Social Welfare Department, 1973). At about the same time, a large-scale ...

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