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The Handbook For Working With Children & Youth: Pathways To Resilience Across Cultures and Contexts examines lives lived well despite adversity. Calling upon some of the most progressive thinkers in the field, it presents a groundbreaking collection of original writing on the theories, methods of study, and interventions to promote resilience. Unlike other works that have left largely unquestioned their own culture-bound interpretations of the ways children and youth survive and thrive, this volume explores the multiple paths children follow to health and well-being in diverse national and international settings. It demonstrates the connection between social and political health resources and addresses the more immediate concerns of how those who care for children create the physical, emotional, and spiritual environments in which resilience is nurtured.
Chapter 19: 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?
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 ...