Youth Services

We help young people overcome problems which may hinder their psychosocial development, and to facilitate their personal growth and potential development, and to support youth at risk or in disadvantaged circumstances. Special programmes are tailored to address the parenting issues to promote harmonious family and interpersonal relationship.

Jockey Club “Promoting Family Resilience” Project

Project Period

March 2021 - February 2024

Funded by: The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust

In order to help families to cope with stress and adversity, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to deliver a three–year project named ‘Jockey Club “Promoting Family Resilience” Project’ in collaboration with four community partners: Hong Kong Children and Youth Services, Hong Kong Family Welfare Society, The Salvation Army, and Tung Wah Group of Hospitals.

The project aims to enhance family resilience in overcoming external challenges via promoting positive family beliefs, fostering mutuality in families, and enhancing positive coping strategies of families. The project’s key components include online educational programmes, online family activities, community-based professional intervention programmes, and capacity-building workshops for professionals. Evidence-based evaluation studies will also be conducted to examine the programmes’ effectiveness.

Service Objectives

  • To equip the public on concepts and important processes on building family resilience via websites and online workshops
  • To strengthen family resilience through the provision of community-based professional intervention programs by non-government organizations
  • To enhance the competence of professionals working with families (e.g., social workers, psychologists, family practitioners, counsellors, nurses and allied professionals) on the concepts and intervention strategies of family resilience
  • To conduct need assessment on family stresses and resilience and to conduct program evaluation on the intervention programs and training workshops

Target Users

Families with their Young Adolescent / Adolescent aged between 10 and 20

Service Delivery

  • Time responsive
  • Academic-NGO collaboration
  • Strengths-based approach
  • Family-based orientation
  • Experiential learning activities
  • Evidence-based evaluation

Three domains of family resilience

  • Belief systems:  
    Making meaning of adversity; Positive outlook - hope; Transcendence and spirituality
  • Organisational patterns:
    Flexibility to adapt; Connectedness – mutual support; Social and economic resources
  • Communication processes:
    Clear information about adversity; Open emotional expression; Collaborative problem-solving

Themes of community-based family intervention

  • Multiple family adventure intervention: By integrating family intervention and adventure-based activities, families can experience collaborative problem- solving, flexibility and mutuality among family members.
  • Family expressive art and play: Through different forms of expressive art and play activities, participating families are given opportunities to share their beliefs, views, and feelings with other members.
  • Family Album: By taking family pictures and experiencing interactive leisure activities, the treasurable moments and memories in life of families can be captured. Reframing the positive meaning of life challenges and discovering the strengths of family are the essential mission in this project through co-designing family album.
  • Mindful journeys in families: By experiencing the journey, families can establish a better acceptance of change, and are more empathic to other family member.
  • Financial Education in families: Through group and financial education related “board games”, parents can learn different ways to manage their wealth, and practise these wisdoms in daily lives, which strengthen family to face future challenges.

Service Content

Family-growth group, Day camp or Over-Night Camp, Talk and Workshop

Enquiries

Tel: 2348 3130
Fax: 2348-3390
E-mail: pfr@hkfws.org.hk