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Plenary Session
 20 October 2018 (Saturday), 4:00 PM

Moderator: Professor LO T-wing
Head and Professor, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
Child Protection and Family Well Being within the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development     

What is the role of social work in turbulent times? The world is going through a time of considerable upheaval and uncertainty which creates uncertainty, anxiety and tensions for individuals, families and children. What can we do personally to support families and build a better society in this context?

At this anniversary conference for Caritas Hong Kong, celebrating 65 years of Christian social service, David N Jones will review some of the global forces affecting the social environment, including the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and relate these developments to daily social work practice in Hong Kong and elsewhere. He will look especially at the situation of children and young people, drawing on experience and research from Hong Kong and Europe.

David Jones has been steering the Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development since the 2010 world social work conference in Hong Kong. He will reflect on the Global Agenda process, which provides a framework for the development of professional social work, pay tribute to the Hong Kong pioneers who laid the foundations for this world-wide project and look ahead to what might be in the Global Agenda for the next decade.

Professor David N JONES
President of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) 2006-2010, England


Dr David N Jones is a Registered Social Worker. He served as President of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) 2006-2010 and is the Global Coordinator of The Global Agenda for Social Work and Social Development . He was the founding Honorary Secretary General of the Commonwealth Organisation for Social Work (COSW) for 10 years and continues to serve on the Board. He was awarded a doctorate in social work (researching the impact of quality inspection on social services) in 2009. He has national and local government, voluntary sector and private sector experience.

Professor Jones was elected Chair of the International Committee of the British Association of Social Workers in 2017 and a Member of the Council. He is a Trustee of Children and Families Across Borders (ISS-UK) and was Chair of the Association of Independent LSCB Chairs (2014-2016). He is a Director of People Need People Consulting, working as a consultant, author, researcher and speaker at professional events.

Professor Jones has published and spoken extensively on social work practice, social service management and children’s services in the UK and overseas. He is co-author of Management in Social Work , co-wrote and edited Understanding Child Abuse and is the author of ‘People Need People: Releasing the Potential of People Working in Social Services’ . He has published chapters and articles on child protection, management and regulation of social work, social work and disasters and international social policy and social work.

Professor Jones qualified in 1974 and started his career as a local authority social worker in Nottingham, working mainly with children and families, before moving to a specialist role in child protection. He was appointed General Secretary of the British Association of Social Workers (1985-1994), becoming Director of Operations at the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (1994-2000), before moving to roles in central government and inspection.

Professor Jones retired in 2010 as one Her Majesty’s Inspectors of children’s services with The Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills in England (Ofsted). He had assisted the Department of Health Head of Social Care in 2006 and was an Adviser to the Department for Education and Skills (2003-6), working on implementation of Every Child Matters: Change for Children. He has substantial experience of inspecting the quality of local social services.

Professor Jones has been involved in a young carer project in Africa since 2002, when COSW identified this as a focus. He coordinated a major conference in Nairobi in 2006, jointly organised by Kenyan social workers, Kenyan young carers and COSW with UK government funding. That conference was a springboard for continuing work culminating in the three Young Carers’ Fora held in Nairobi in December 2012, 2014 and 2017.

Theory and Practice of Family Civilization Construction from the Perspective of Social Governance in the New Era      

Chinese people always attach great importance to “Family”, thus Chinese society presents three-dimensional thought pattern of "Individual-family-society". In the 5,000 years of Chinese civilization, family ethnics and moral norms have played a great role.

Governance of state needs a comprehensive "system", among which family is a critical part of the national governance system and the foundation of social construction. The construction of family civilization, in virtue of functions of cognition, adjustment and education, governs the real family civilization systematically. The aim of social governance is to ensure people's free development and satisfy everyone's interests. As means of moral governance, family civilization has achieved the perfect integration of family and social interests.

The main purpose of the construction of family civilization is to use the social function of morality to adjust and dissolve general and non-confrontational conflicts of interest in the internal and external relations of the family, which is a special form of social governance. The construction of family civilization is a national development strategy and a part of the national governance system, which drives improvement of the national governance.

Professor MA Fengzhi
Professor, Department of Sociology, Peking University, China


Academic Positions
2014.8 - Present Professor, Department of Sociology, Peking University, 1994-2014.7 Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Peking University 1993-1997 Undergraduate Studies Director of 1993, Social Work Education Program, Peking University 1989- Present Head, The China Social Work Research Centre, Peking University 1986-1994 Lecturer, Department of Sociology, Peking University 1985-1986 Teaching Fellow, Department of Sociology, Peking University 1985-1988 League Secretary, Department of Sociology, Peking University Leader of Student Union, Secretary of Research Fellow Group

Education
1999-2006 MPhil-PhD Programme in Social Welfare, The Chinese University of Hong Kong 1997-1999 MSW Department of Social Work, The University of Nottingham 1982-1984 M. Ec Department of Economics, Peking University 1978-1982 B. A. in Ec Department of Economics, Peking University

Course Teaching
Undergraduate Courses: Case Work, Group Work, Fieldwork Education Postgraduate Courses: Senior Clinical Social Work

Main Areas of Research
1. Theory & Practice of Social Work, Clinical Social Work of Individual, Family, Group & Community Work, Theory & Practice of Community-based Social Work cum Built-up of Local Knowledge, Ways & Skills for Helping the Disadvantaged, Medical Social Work, Community Care for Elderly, and Mental Health in Social Work 2. Education in Social Work, Framework & Development of Social Work Courses, Fieldwork & Supervision 3. Social Transformation & Empowerment of Women, including: Social Policy & Impact of Social Welfare Reform on Livelihood of Women, Social Need, Community Network & Development of Rural Women, Understanding of Assistance for Laid-off Women from Rural to Urban Area in line with their Social Exclusion & Integration

Academic Honours or Awards
2007 2006 - 2007 Excellent Teaching Award of Peking University 2003 Scholarship of Urban China Research Network of University at Albany, New York 2002 Asian Scholarship of United Board for Christian Higher Education in Asia Scholarship for Research on Women and Gender 1997 Cultural Ambassador Scholarship of The Rotary Foundation 1995 Awards by the Organizing Committee of China, the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women, 1995 1993 Prize of teaching achievements in Social Work Practice 1986-1990 Excellent Class Teacher of 1986

Multiple Family Therapy and Families with Mental Health Needs     

Multiple family therapy (MFT) has been shown to be cost-effective and evidence based in western societies such as the UK and the USA for families of a member with mental health needs. However, knowledge development of MFT in Chinese societies is limited. In this presentation the author shares with the participants on the experience of her cross disciplinary research team in developing a culturally distinctive and socially relevant model of MFT for Chinese families of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) as well as in assessing its intervention efficacy. There are four parts of the presentation:
(a) developmental challenges faced by Chinese families in caring for children with ADHD and their service needs;
(b) MFT as an alternative intervention model to meet the service needs of these families;
(c) the results of our clinical study which assessed the treatment efficacy of MFT for Chinese families of children with ADHD; and
(d) knowledge transfer of our MFT model to other service users in mental health services, namely families of a parent in recovery of depression and families of adult children with high functioning autism.

Professor Joyce L.C. MA
Ph.D., R. S. W., J. P., AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor, Professor of the Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, HKSAR


Educational qualification and professional qualification
Ph.D. (Social Work), University of Hong Kong, 1995 M. Soc. Sc. (distinction). University of Hong Kong, 1984 B. Soc. Sc. (Social Work), University of Hong Kong, 1979 Registered Social Worker, R. S. W. (Hong Kong) Clinical member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, AAMFT President-Elect (7/2017 to 6/2019), President (2019-2021) of International Family Therapy Association, IFTA Fellow, Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association Fellow, Asian Academy of Family Therapy Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Social Work Co-Clinical Director, Academy of Family Therapy, Hong Kong Member of International Association for Outcome-based Evaluation and Research on Family and Children’s Services

Current employment
Professor, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Director, Family and Group Practice Research Centre, Department of Social Work, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Associate Head, Shaw College

Specialized areas
Family therapy and multiple family therapy research, mental health with recent focus in eating disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Publications
She had published a total of 91 international, regional and local refereed journals, 21 refereed book chapters and 5 books (two single authors).


Workshop and Parallel Session
 21 October 2018 (Sunday), 9:30 AM


Workshop
WK1
Application of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Handling of Stressful Emotion for Parents with Special Needs Children     
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Professor WONG Fu-keung, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
Professor Daniel Fu Keung Wong is a clinical psychologist and social work academic at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong. He is also the Programme Director of the Master of Social Sciences (Mental Health) Programme. His major areas of research interest revolve around clinical intervention research, cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and migration and mental health. Professor Wong is a Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapists and received his CBT training from the Beck Institute, USA. He has been practicing CBT with Chinese clients with depression, anxiety problems, chronic illnesses and etc. As an experienced trainer and speaker in cognitive-behavioral therapy, he has been invited to provide training to professionals in Hong Kong, Macau, China, Australian and North America. Professor Wong has received numerous awards such as The Fulbright Fellowship, Outstanding Teaching Award of the Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, and The Universitas 21 Fellowship.
b) Ms Shirley CHENG Yin-ping, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Parents Resource Centre and Lok Yau Early Education and Training Centre, HKSAR
Ms Shirley Cheng graduated from Bachelor in Social Work of Hong Kong Poly University and Master of Art in Family Education and Counseling of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She received her CT training from the Beck Institute, USA. She has been a social worker working at pre-school and school-aged rehabilitation service for more than 20 years. She has been practicing CBT with parents, who have children with special needs for more than ten years. Ms. Cheng is now the Social Work Supervisor of Parents Resource Centre and Lok Yau Early Education and Training Centre of Caritas Rehabilitation Service.
c) Ms Tracy TAM Pui-yee, Social Work Supervisor, "Hope in Love" Professional Support Project for Families with ASD Children, HKSAR
Ms Tracy Tam graduated from Bachelor in Social Work of the University of Hong Kong and Master of Art in Family Education and Counseling of the Chinese University of Hong Kong. She has been a social worker working at pre-school and school aged rehabilitation service for more than 10 years. She focuses on counseling service for parents, who have children with special needs, by cognitive behavioral intervention. She is also a fieldwork supervisor of social work students of some universities in Hong Kong. Ms. Tam is now working as the Social Work Supervisor of the “Hope in Love” Professional Support Project for Families with ASD Children of Caritas Rehabilitation Service.
WK2
Caritas Strengths Club - Play-based Parent-child Character and Moral Building Group in the Community     
Caritas Strength Club aimed to equip parents with the attitude and skills in establishing positive values and characters in their two-to-three year old preschool children. The content was based on the concept of 6 virtues and 24 characters from Peterson and Seligman (2004), many of which the authors reckoned as stemming from Catholicism and other religious and philosophical schools of thoughts. The 24-session parent-child group was structured with a short concept brief to parents, a value education story, parent-child activities adhering to the theme of the session, and family exercises. Effectiveness of the service was evaluated by pre-group and post-group measures completed by participating parents. Data available from completed groups suggested that parents experienced decreased level of depression, anxiety and stress. Qualitative data from parents suggested that children were able to understand good values and actions in daily life. The positive experience of the pioneer service centre - Tsuen Wan Integrated Family Service Centre, was shared to frontline social workers. The Caritas Strength Club service was now set up in four Caritas Integrated Family Service Centres. It was expected to bring rippling effects of precious values and characters education to the Hong Kong community.
a) Ms YUM Chun-wa, Educational Psychologist, Caritas Family Service, HKSAR
Adhering to Caritas-Hong Kong’s motto of ‘love in the service of hope’, Ms YUM worked with family service colleagues in the development of children, families and professionals training on the theme of ‘character strengths’. Ms YUM is currently conducting an outcome evaluation research on the impact of ‘character strengths’ education programme on preschool children’s development and the quality of parent-child relationship.
b) Mrs Jessica LO, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Integrated Family Service Centre - Tsuen Wan East, HKSAR
Mrs Jessica LO, Social Work Supervisor of Caritas Integrated Family Service Centre —Tsuen Wan East, endeavours to promote positive life attitude and character building. Since 2007, basing on concept of Positive Psychology, Mrs LO formulated a series of character building services to secondary school students. Furthermore, she used 6 virtues and 24 characters to generate 24-session parent and child play group “Caritas Strengths Club” to promote moral and character building.

Parallel Session 1 - User Participation and Empowerment
Moderator: Professor Samson TSE Shu-ki, Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
PS101
Strength Model Intervention in Community Mental Health Setting      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Mr Stephen WONG, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Wellness Link (Tsuen Wan), HKSAR
Stephen has been working in mental health service as Senior Social Work Supervisor for over 14 years. His work experience covered management of Long Stay Care Home, Half-way House, Integrated Vocational Rehabilitation Workshop, social enterprise, and community projects. He completed his master degree in Social Work (Mental Health) in 2000 and being selected as Outstanding Social Worker by Hong Kong Social Workers’ Association in 2013. To further his training on strength model, Stephen has attachment study in Kansas in 2015. He was invited by National Cheng Chi University of Taiwan to share the practice of strength model in Hong Kong in the year of 2014 and 2017.
b) Ms Colin SU, Social Worker, Caritas Wellness Link (Tsuen Wan), HKSAR
Colin, as a frontline worker, has been working in Caritas Wellness Link – Tsuen Wan for over 7 years. She has been dedicated to improve the wellness of person in recovery and promote the application of Strengths Model in her unit. Colin participated in the training about recovery in Yale University in 2013. She also organized a study trip to learn the contextualization of the Srengths Model in Taiwan society. At present, she is one of the Strength Model supervisors in the Strength Team of the service unit she is now serving.
PS102
Carers-led Movement: Empowerment of Carers, an Experience sharing on Family Peer Service      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Mr WU Ching-wai, Project Officer, Peers and Family Peers Support Project, HKSAR
Mr Wu is a RSW specializing in peer support and family support services. He is a Project Officer for the Peers and Family Peers Support Project, HKSAR. Previously, he completed the Wellways Carer Support Facilitator Training Workshop in Australia and visited a number of rehabilitation units in Taiwan.
b) Ms Helen LEUNG Hoi-lun, Social Worker, Peers and Family Peers Support Project, HKSAR
Ms Leung is an experienced social worker in the field of mental health. At the meantime, she is a caregiver of persons in recovery. She is responsible for the Peers and Family Peers Support Project and published the peers and family peers manual. She is keen on promoting peer support, mental health advocacy and community inclusion.
PS103
Intervention Strategies and Work Models in Support of Children having Parents with Mental Illness      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Ms Christine CHEUK, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Wellness Link - North District, HKSAR
R.S.W.
Master of Art in Social Work
Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
Senior Social Work Supervisor in Caritas Wellness Link – North District (ICCMW)
b) Mr Daniel WAN, Project Leader, Little Angle Project - A Supportive and Development Project for Children of Parents with Mental Illness, HKSAR
Mr Daniel Wan, registered social worker, is project leader of Little Angle Project – A Supportive and Development Project for Children of Parents with Mental Illness.

Parallel Session 2 - Trauma Healing and Education
Moderator: Mrs Eva WONG, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Integrated Family Service Centre – Shaukeiwan, HKSAR
PS201
Healing Marital Trauma      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Ms Rose LAM, Social Worker, Caritas Integrated Family Service Centre - Shaukeiwan, HKSAR
Rose is a Senior Social worker of Caritas Family Service. She is now working at Caritas IFSC – Shaukeiwan. She has developed expertise in marital counseling and handling complicated family problems. Besides, she has rich experience in providing training to parents, teachers and school social workers. She has been the fieldwork supervisor of placement students.
PS202
Community Education on Psychological Wounds: Practice and Reflection      
Psychological wounds and crisis are two sides of the same coin. Most of the people would get psychologically injured when having experienced crisis events, including violence, loss, marital conflicts, in-law conflicts, work stress, divorce, etc. If being unattended or wrongly treated, it can lead to health problems and causing marked impairment in life, or even hazardous to life.

Many people are unaware of their psychological wounds even they are psychologically badly injured. Some wounded people may have maladaptive coping, which becomes a barrier for recovery. Scholars generally agreed that psychological wounds may have cumulative effects. They can be triggered by similar events even though some untreated psychological wounds may have already turned into scars through time. On the contrary, if the community can be better equipped with awareness and knowledge on psychological wounds, it may help to strengthen the resilience level in the community towards crisis and trauma, which helps to save the social cost in the long run.

This presentation will review the practice of trauma education in Hong Kong local context. Effectiveness, limitation of the practice will be examined. Furthermore, reflections and insights from a clinician’s perspective will be highlighted.
Mr Gary NG Tsz-lok, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre, HKSAR
Gary Ng (BSW, MAFCFE) is a social work supervisor in Caritas Family Crisis Support Centre. He is experienced in providing crisis intervention, grief counseling, life and death education and trauma education services. He is also a part-time social work field instructor and he has received an Exemplary Field Instructor Award in CUHK in 2015.

Parallel Session 3 - User Participation and Service Rethinking
Moderator: Ms Doris YU, Service Head, Caritas Services for the Elderly, HKSAR
PS301
EPS Model in Promoting an Age-friendly Community in Hong Kong      
This presentation firstly discusses the importance and principles of promoting an age-friendly community in Hong Kong. An EPS model is suggested to be the suitable intervention approach in achieving the goals of developing an age-friendly community. This is an integrated intervention model linking empowerment, participation and a strengths perspective. The model links the three concepts by proposing that practice in promoting an age-friendly community should be based on a strengths perspective and use participation as the method to achieve the goal of empowering older service users. It affirms that these three concepts are inter-related and need to be closely inter-linked in practice. The suitability of applying the EPS model in age-friendly projects are discussed and examined. The presentation finally uses a locally implemented Age-friendly Transport and Road Facility Project as an example to illustrate the effectiveness of applying EPS model in practice for promoting an age-friendly community.
Dr KAM Ping-kwong, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
Dr KAM Ping-kwong Kam is currently Associate Professor at the Department of Social and Behavioural Sciences, City University of Hong Kong and has been teaching social work courses for 29 years. He is the two-time winner of Teaching Excellence Award of the City University of Hong Kong in 1994 and 2008 respectively. His areas of teaching and research include community work, social work education, social work values, social gerontology, empowerment practice and EPS model in social work practice.
PS302
Contested Provocation: Making Sense of the Plight of Family Caregiving in Dementia Care and Moving On      
This presentation shares a two-year constructivist grounded theory study to explore decision-making experiences of family members of older people with moderate dementia towards the use of 11 community care services (CCS) and residential care services (RCS). ‘Contested Provocation’ described the struggles, disputes and battles family members contended with during the course of caring for the older relatives prior to making the decision to use CCS and eventually resorting to RCS. Making that decision to move into RCS was the final outcome for the older person with dementia. Once entered into aged homes, they rarely returned to their own homes again. Making decisions to use CCS can helped to delay institutionalization, however eventually institutionalization was necessary. A number of factors could be identified that provoked and irritated family members to become aroused and triggered a series of events that led the older person to receive different types of services to help ease the difficult caring situation at home. These will be discussed in this presentation.
Dr Lisa LOW PL, Professor, School of Health Sciences, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, HKSAR
Her research interests are in gerontology and long-term care, with emphasis on the organization of care and practices in hospital care, community care and residential care settings. Prior research include: decision-making in care homes; discharge planning for older patients and family members; family decision-making of older people with mild-moderate dementia; and ageing family caregivers and their ageing adult children with intellectual disability using qualitative research approaches. Her current project looks at leadership and management in residential care homes.
PS303
Experiences Inspire Quality – Sharing of Practical Experience of Elderly Services      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Mr SO Kwai-sing, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Services for the Elderly, HKSAR
Currently serving in Elderly Service of Caritas – Hong Kong. Responsible for service development of elderly community center, elderly center, home care service and enhanced home care service in Yuen Long District. In recent years, Mr. So is involved in central service development such as elderly learning, elderly volunteer and policy concerns.

Workshop and Parallel Session
 21 October 2018 (Sunday), 11:30 AM


Workshop
WK3
Application of Laughter Yoga to Enhance Mental Well Being : Demonstration and Practice     
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Ms Christine CHEUK, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Wellness Link - North District, HKSAR
R.S.W.
Master of Art in Social Work
Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
Senior Social Work Supervisor in Caritas Wellness Link – North District (ICCMW)
b) Mr Karl SHAM, Social Worker, Caritas Wellness Link - North District, HKSAR
R.S.W.
MSSc in Social Work
Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher
Certified Mental Health First-aid Course Instructor
ASWO in Caritas Wellness Link – North District (ICCMW)
WK4
"Connecting with Inner Voices" Supporting Emotionally Disturbed Youth in Families through Expressive Arts     
Youth emotional health problems have reached an alarming level in Hong Kong. Family environment and parent-child relationship have a high impact on adolescents’ emotional well-being. For instance, the over-emphasis on academic achievement from parents has made adolescents a difficult time to manage their stressors. In the workshop, adolescent issues relating to their developmental norms and challenges, as well as family risks and its protective factors will be addressed. The presenter will further introduce the Expressive Arts approach for supporting Emotionally Disturbed Youth. It will demonstrate how the art-making process can facilitate them to connect with their inner voices and acknowledge their emotional needs. Not only do adolescents express their suppressed emotions through their artworks, but they can also have insight about the roles of different family members and family relationships. Participants will have the chance to experience different arts forms to connect with their inner emotional world and have more awareness of their family dynamics. Once adolescents’ emotions have been understood and accepted by their parents, family connections will be strengthened and emotional disturbances can be alleviated. Case examples about possible ways of engaging parents in the healing process will also be explored.
Ms Jerica LEUNG Ching-yee, Project Officer, Caritas Charrette Centre, HKSAR
Jerica is a Registered Social Worker and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. She has been working with Children, Adolescents and families for 15 years. She is currently the Project Officer of Caritas Charrette Centre and is responsible for organizing various Expressive Arts Projects for Adolescents Emotional Wellness. Projects include expressive arts therapy workshops and groups, individual counseling, public talks and various community empowerment programs.

Parallel Session 4 - Working with Deprived Families
Moderator: Dr Jessica LI Chi-mei, Associate Professor, Department of Applied Social Sciences, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKSAR
PS401
Working with Socially Excluded Families - Empowering Family Members to help their Drug Abusers      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Mr Raymond FUNG Hing-kau, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Hugs Centre, HKSAR
Bachelor of Social Work, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Master in Counseling, University of South Australia
Raymond Fung is Senior Social Work Supervisor of Caritas HUGS Centre, Caritas Primary School Guidance Service and Caritas Learning and Growth Support Centre.
b) Ms Dora TSUI Mei-king, VR Generation Project Leader, Caritas HUGS Centre, HKSAR
BA (Hons) in Social Work, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dora is Team Leader of BDF Project of VR Generation in Caritas HUGS Centre.
PS402
Kids with Special Education Needs : From Burden to Blessing      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Ms Miranda WONG Oi-yan, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Community Centre - Aberdeen, HKSAR
Miranda is a Social Work Supervisor of Youth and Community Service. She is now working at Community Centre in Aberdeen. She has developed experience in working with Parents whose children are diagnosis as ADHD or SPLD. Besides, she has rich experience in providing training, group and mass program to parents, youth, children and teachers. She has been an Adventure and Experiential Education Trainer to provide training to staffs and teachers.
PS403
Working with Socially Excluded Families - EM Children and their Family Members      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Ms Bridget LEE Yuet-wah, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Community Centre - Kowloon, HKSAR
Bridget is Social Work Supervisor of Caritas Community Centre - Kowloon. She is now supervising one of the Community Service Team, the Social Inclusion Team, and a School Guidance Personnel.The Social Inclusion team is providing the community care services to the Ethnic Minorities Families (mainly the South Asian Families, Families with Special Needs children and the Low Income Families in the community.
b) Ms Ansah MALIK, Social Worker, Caritas Community Centre - Kowloon, HKSAR
Ansah is now working in the Social Inclusion Team. She is providing various community care services to the Ethnic Minorities Families (mainly the South Asian Families) in the community. As a Pakistani, she knows the culture and the needs of South Asia families. And as a social worker, her devotion to the South Asians has made the service a great success. She must be an expert in South Asian Services.

Parallel Session 5 - Social Service Innovations in Macau
Moderator: Miss Esther LEE Hou-sun, Project Supervisor, Lar de Cuidados “Sol Nascente” da Areia Preta, Carita Macau, Macau SAR
PS501
A Wish Being Fulfilled — Barrier Free Travel to Overcome the Challenge of Stairs      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Ms Julia LAM Iok-chu, Deputy Service Director, Caritas Macau, Macau SAR
Ms Lam Iok Chu, holder of Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Public Administration degrees, has over 20 years of experience in social service managment and supervision in various fields, including elderly service, rehabilitation service, community service, etc. Previously, Ms. Lam was responsible for the set-up of new social service facilities, including community centre, home help service, integrated service centre for mentally handicapped persons and nursing home. Currently, Ms. Lam is the Deputy Service Director of Caritas Macau and the Consultant of a social service agency in Zhuhai.
PS502
“Let’s Go for Exercise” Elderly Sports Health Promotion Program      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Miss Freda LAM Suk-fan, Centre-In-Charge, Longevity Day Care Centre for the Elderly, Caritas Macau, Macau SAR
Miss Freda Lam, holder of Master of Arts in Social Work (Family-centred Practice and Family Therapy), Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has extensive experience in social work services. Before, she worked in the sectors of children, youth, family and community. She is currently the Centre-in-charge of Longevity Day Care Centre for the Elderly, Caritas Macau, coordinating the professional team to provide diversified services. She actively organizes the Elderly Sports Health Promotion Program and encourages those elderly living in the community to practice active aging. She is also a fieldwork supervisor for social worker students.
PS503
Children in Poverty: Behind the Prosperity of Macau      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Miss Valerie LEONG Pou-kio, Social Work Team Leader, Fountain of Love and Joy Integrated Family Service Centre, Macau SAR
Miss Valerie Leong, graduated from the Social Work Department of Macau Polytechnic Institute, is the Leader of Social Work Team in Fountain of Love and Joy Integrated Family Service Centre of Caritas Macau. Her job is to support those families and individuals who are in need of help, and to provide play therapy service to children. For many years, she has involved in the mutual help network of single parents with an aim to promote self reliance of single parent families. She has a broad understanding on the situation of single parent families.
PS504
A Study on Current Implementation of Inclusive Education in Macau      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Mr Henry LAO Chan-fong, Team Leader, Youth, Community and School Counseling Service, Caritas Macau, Macau SAR
Mr Henry Lao, a Registered Psychotherapist in Macau and holder of Master of Social Science in Clinical Psychology, is one of the team leaders of School Counseling Service in Caritas Macau. He is specialized in play therapy and sandplay therapy with children and adolescents. He actively promotes the application of counseling and psychotherapy, like providing mental health talks, professional training, translating international journals, assisting in holding conferences, and conducting researches with university lecturers. Recent publications include “Understanding Psychosocial Influences on College Students’ Sleep Pattern in Macao” in 2014 and “Theory

Parallel Session 6 - New Initiatives and Innovative Projects for Persons with Special Need
Moderator: Ms LUKE Kit-ling, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Rehabilitation Service, HKSAR
PS601
Sharing on a Pilot Service Project to Serve the Aging Person with Intellectual Disabilities in the Community with Scientific Method to Enhance Users’ Participation      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Mr LAI Wai-shing, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas 3H Hub, HKSAR
Mr Lai graduated from the City University of Hong Kong with a bachelor degree of arts in social work and a Master Degree of Arts in Social Service Administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He worked in the field of rehabilitation service for 30 years. He has joined Caritas Rehabilitation Service to work with person with intellectual disabilities since 1997 and now he is working in a special project for aging users with intellectual disabilities and their carers to support their community living.
b) Ms LI Chung-yan, Occupational Therapist, Caritas Rehabilitation Service, HKSAR
Ms Li graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with a Bachelor Degree of Science in Occupational Therapy and a Master Degree in Social Sciences in Behavioral Health from the University of Hong Kong. She has extensive experience in elderly services. She is currently working as an Occupational Therapist I at the Caritas Rehabilitation Service.
PS602
Beyond Language and Literacy: What Can Preschoolers With ASD Gain from Dialogic Reading?      
Young children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD)—with demonstrated weaknesses in social interaction and communication—are often reported to have difficulties engaging in shared reading. These children also have trouble understanding what they read due to impairment in social cognition. Among a range of approaches to shared reading, dialogic reading has been identified as a promising intervention for children with language disorders. It comprises a structured framework of instructional sequence (PEER: prompt, evaluate, expand, and repeat), and specific question prompts (CROWD: completion, recall, open-ended, wh-questions, and distancing). Research on typically-developing children has consistently reported benefits for expressive and receptive language skills following dialogic reading intervention.

Based on a dialogic reading model that incorporates additional instructional support for learners with ASD (e.g., visual cues, interaction prompts, and prompting hierarchy), our study examines whether this intervention approach helps preschoolers with ASD by enhancing their engagement in shared reading and addressing their core difficulties in joint attention, social reciprocity, and inference-making. In this presentation, I will highlight the findings of this study, and the implications for educational practices and early intervention for preschoolers with ASD.
a) Dr Kathy SHUM, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR
Dr Kathy Shum is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychology, the University of Hong Kong. Her research interests include reading acquisition, biliteracy development, autism spectrum disorder, and intervention for preschool children. She is an Educational Psychologist, and is currently the admission coordinator for the Master of Social Sciences Programme in Educational Psychology at the University of Hong Kong.
b) Ms Jacqueline TANG Wai-yan, Educational Psychologist, Caritas Rehabilitation Service, HKSAR
Jacqueline Tang works as an Educational Psychologist in Caritas Rehabilitation Services. She had been working for children with special needs in preschools, primary schools and secondary schools. Currently, she is mainly engaged in the new On-site Pre-school Rehabilitation Services (OPRS) in Caritas, together with the multidisciplinary team to provide services to preschool children with special needs and their family. She also provides consultation and training to teachers to cater for learning diversity and classroom management skills.
PS603
Transformation of Parent Stresses through Healing of Inner Self: Sandplay Group Therapy for Parents with Special Needs Children      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Dr Stanley LAU Ping-kuen, Assistant Program Coordinator, Macau Polytechnic Institute, Macau SAR
Stanley Lau, D.App.Psy., M.S.W., Horticultural Therapist, AAMFT Fellow, AAFT Fellow. Assistant Program Coordinator of Macau Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Lau is appointed como membro suplente of como membros do Grupo de nova of Macau SAR., Chairperson of Macau Psychotherapy Association, Honorary Advisor of Macao People with Disabilities Federation, Honorary Advisor of Macao IC2 Association, Honorary Treasurer of Hong Kong Institute of Cognitive Therapy.
b) Miss WU Han, Social Worker, Caritas Parents Resource Centre, HKSAR
Bachelor of Applied Psychology, MSSc in Social work. Ms Hu is now working as the Social Worker of the Parents Resource Centre of Caritas.

Workshop and Parallel Session
 21 October 2018 (Sunday), 2:00 PM


Workshop
WK5
Enhancement of Social Ties and Connection through the Creative Process of Movement and Dance     
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Mr Andy WONG, Artistic Director, Dancing Angels, HKSAR
Andy is one of the most active and distinguished dance artists and choreographers in Hong Kong. He graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts majoring in ballet and founded DanceArt Hong Kong, Dancing Heart Troupe, DancingAngels and Music Soulmates since then. Andy is a four-time ‘Hong Kong Dance Awards' winner (presented by Hong Kong Dance Alliance). In 2007 & 2012, Andy received the ‘Art Achievement Award’ from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and the ‘Chief Executive's Commendation for Community Service’ from the Hong Kong SAR Government respectively.
b) Ms Anna YEN Lau-fan, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Community Centre - Caine Road, HKSAR
Anna gradated in Bachelor of Social Work from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She works as a social worker in Caritas Youth and Community Services for 22 years. She has gained different experiences working with young people in outreaching service, secondary schools and community mental health service. In recent years, she puts great effort in assisting young people with mental health issues on community inclusion perspective with the means of creative arts. The young people who joined the program were given much chance to express themselves and gained insight from their past experiences. It helped them to move on and to cope with the daily challenges arising from their health issues as well as to establish social networks. The service has been well appreciated by the long-term collaborating party - Medical Social Work Service (EASY Clinic of Queen Mary Hospital).
c) Ms Becky CHAN, Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Lok Hang Workshop, HKSAR
Ms Chan is working as social work supervisor in Caritas Lok Hang Workshop. She has been working for Caritas Rehabilitation Service for over 20 years. Throughout the years, she served persons with intellectual disability and mental illness in Day Activity Centre, Hostel for Severely Mentally Handicapped, Sheltered Workshop, Hostel for Moderately Mentally Handicapped, Supported Employment Service and Small Group Home for the disabled.
WK6
Four Principles in Life Inspiring Positive Attitude towards Life and Death     
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Sister Agnes LIN, Missionary Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, HKSAR
Sister Agnes LIN works in the spiritual and life education for the elders in Taiwan and frontline social workers in Hong Kong for about thirty years.

Parallel Session 7 - Trauma Healing versus Enhancement Service on Marital Satisfaction
Moderator: Ms Sira NG, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Integrated Family Service Centre – Tin Shui Wai, HKSAR
PS701
Effects of Marital Enhancement Services on Marital Satisfaction: Quantitative Analysis      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
Professor Boey Kam-weng, Research Professor, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, HKSAR
Research Professor of School Humanities and Languages, CIHE; Honorary Professor of Dept. Social Work, HKU; Research Consultant of HKASERT. Research area: mental health, school-based sex education, test and measurement.
PS702
Exploring the Change of Couples’ Marital Life after receiving Marital Counseling      
This paper reports the findings of a qualitative research conducted from 2015 to 2017 in 7 Caritas Integrated Family Services Centers. A number of 17 interviewees (8 man and 9 female) joined the study. Each semi-structured in-depth interview lasted around 2-3 hours. The change of couples’ marital life after counseling were explored in five areas:(1) On Couples' Emotional Intimacy and Sexual Intimacy; (2) On Marital Satisfaction; (3) On Conflict Resolution; (4) On Quality of Life; (5) On the Making Sense of Marriage. Participants’ story informed us that both emotional intimacy and sexual intimacy can be improved through marital counseling, though for some couples the frequency of sex drops after receiving restoration of relationship. Some of them changed their attitude towards sex and marriage. The enhancement of marital satisfaction can be brought by better communication and conflict resolution learnt throughout the counseling process. Their quality of life is also enhanced. The marital counseling is effective in enhancing marital satisfaction, promoting personal growth and nurturing family life. Couples suffering from marital distress managed to grasp a better understanding of themselves and their partner. It is found that the change of personal perspective is the key of saving a marriage.
Dr NG Hoi-nga, Director, Student Affairs, Caritas Institute of Higher Education, HKSAR
Dr Anna Ng is Assistant Professor, Director of Student Affairs, at Caritas Institute of Higher Education & Caritas Bianchi College of Careers. She is a registered social worker, certified sex therapist, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, certified Body-Mind-Spirit practitioner, the Chairperson of Hong Kong Sexuality Educators, Researchers and Therapist. Her major academic interest is on human sexuality, love, marriage and family studies. Findings of her research have been presented in international conferences and published in national and international academic refereed journal.
PS703
Echoing to Trauma in Marital Work      
Marital distress may create deep-rooted trauma in couple relationship. It triggers the disequilibrium in family system, affecting emotional intimacy of couples and parent-child bonding. In the integrative service mode of Integrated Family Service Centre of Caritas Family Service, we have expanded the horizon of our service mode and integrated our professional expertise in the continuum of services from preventive, supportive to remedial mode in treating trauma in marital work.

Our services are evidence-based and focus on enhancing the marital satisfaction of the couples. We would illustrate the mode of service development in marital work of Caritas Family Service with research-based analysis of our two partnering scholars, Professor KW Boey and Dr Ng Hoi Nga Anna.
Ms Eliza LAM Yee-wan, Service Head, Caritas Family Service, HKSAR
Ms Lam has been actively involved in family service for years. She is currently the Head of Family Service, Caritas - HK. She is actively involved in the service development of family service, especially in services for persons/families affected by extramarital affairs, services for preschoolers and their families, and Integrated Family Service Centre.

Parallel Session 8 - Community Organizing Work for Local and Asian Migrant Workers
Moderator: Mr Terence MUI, Senior Social Work Supervisor, Caritas Community Development Service, HKSAR
PS801
Working Tools or Workers? From concerning Musculoskeletal Pain to retrieve Labour Identity, advocate a Labour-friendly Working Environment through Collective Participation      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Dr CHEUNG Kin, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HKSAR
Dr Kin Cheung is an associate professor in School of Nursing, and her main research area is on occupational health, particularly on work-related musculoskeletal health. Relevant research have been conducted on home care nurses', nursing students', nursing home health care workers’ and low-income workers’ musculoskeletal problems. She also has experience in promoting health in different workplace settings such as university, school, nursing home, fire station, and community. Furthermore, she is a honorary advisor for Hong Kong Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
b) Mr Kelvin LEE Siu-kan, Project Leader, Caritas Community Development Service, HKSAR
Kelvin is the Project Leader of the 3-year project ‘Empowering the capacity of Grassroots Labourer on Reducing the Body Strain Problem’ in Caritas Community Development Service. He has developed experience in working with low-income labours with work-related musculoskeletal strain problems. He has rich experience in building multi-disciplinary team to provide service and organizing labours in raising the public concern of occupational health in the community.
c) Ms Wesley MAN Siu-chun, Team Leader, Caritas Community Development Service Asian Migrant Workers Social Service Project, HKSAR
Wesley has been the Team Leader of Caritas Asian Migrant Workers Social Service Project for many years. She has rich experience in community organizing work for the foreign domestic workers. She facilitates foreign domestic workers (FDWs) to form self- help groups & develops the network for emotional support in Hong Kong. She also organizes various FDW self-help groups to form a labour federation to concern about the relevant government policies, rights & protection of FDWs in Hong Kong.

Parallel Session 9 - New Perspectives for Advocacy of Parenting – Enhancement, Evoking and Engagement
Moderator: Ms Gloria LEUNG, Service Head, Caritas Pre-school Education and Child Care Service, HKSAR
PS901
Succession and Enhancement - In the path of Rebuilding Harmony between Parent and Child in Residential Home for Youth      
Please refer to the Chinese version.
a) Ms Margaret YIU Shun-ho, Superintendent, Caritas Pelletier Hall, HKSAR
Registered social worker. Happy Coach Instructor. Superintendent of Caritas Pelletier Hall (residential home for girls) for 30 years. Having been invited for several presentations of innovative residential service programmes. Winner of Outstanding Social Worker Award and Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service.
b) Ms Sharon CHOW Suet-ying, Superintendent, Caritas Mother Teresa Hall, HKSAR
Registered social worker. Joined Caritas since 1998 and have served in community development service, youth and community service as frontline worker and worker-in-charge. In recent years, she is responsible to supervise different hostels. She is currently the superintendent of Caritas Mother Teresa Hall.
PS902
Happy Earth! Healthy you!      
The global climate change is having serious impacts on the world’s resources, in which extreme heat, heavy downpours and flooding will affect infrastructure, health, agriculture, forestry, transportation, air pollution and water quality. Therefore, our school translates children and teachers concern for global warming into effective actions through providing different real-life sensory and interesting learning experiences on nature and living on our Earth. Their active engagement on environmental issues not only establishes good habits and positive attitude towards earth protection, but also evoking parent’s concern on ecological problems, thus promoting their motivations on lifestyle adjustment and practicing green living at home.
Ms Patricia TANG Ming-wai, Principal, Hong Kong Christian Service Kwun Tong Nursery School, HKSAR
Ms Tang Ming Wai Patricia has been a principal for more than 15 years with outstanding services and leadership qualities. Principal Tang holds a Bachelor degree in early childhood education from Monash University and a Master degree in educational studies from University of Western Australian. At the same time, she studied the Triple P—Positive Parenting Program and achieved a professional qualification in educating parents, parents education from the University of Queensland. Later, she achieved a first honor in International Montessori Teaching Diploma and works on young children’s deeper understanding in sensory and mathematics area currently.

Moreover, Principal Tang created an environmental friendly educational curriculum with peers. She evoked and stimulated teachers, parents and children on Earth protection through different green activities. This action has raised public’s awareness and was honored the Hong Kong Green School Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Recently, Principal Tang is reflecting on the school curriculum and she dedicates in cultivating children’s curiosity and exploring phenomena in nature and living development with a comprehensive learning experience environment.
PS903
Drama Education in Early Childhood — Play, Learn and Engagement with Parents
The names of the teacher are:
From left to right: Ms Ng Chui Yee, Ms Wong Pui Yiu, Ms Lin Lai Fun      
It is essential to understand the abilities and interests of the young children, as well as what they are thinking in order to nurture their growth and holistic development effectively. To conduct Drama Education in the nursery school, the teachers prepare the lessons and teaching together. Various drama and play activities and parent-child drama workshops have been organized. The children’s abilities in oral and physical presentation, imagination and creativity, and social skill have been improved. Children have also built up their self-confidence. With parents’ collaboration and engagement, children greatly enjoyed their learning. Both children, parents and teachers have been benefited from the quality drama education programmes.
a) Ms WONG Pui-yiu, Head Teacher, Caritas Nursery School – Tsui Lam, HKSAR
Ms Wong Pui Yiu, Ms Ng Chui Yee and Ms Lin Lai Fun have completed the Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. All of them have rich experience in working with young children. In 2017-18 school year, they have participated in the programme “Playful Learning: Ploughing drama education for innovating the preschool curriculum and pedagogy in Hong Kong Program” which was organized by the Hong Kong Education University and the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. They have successfully advocated drama education in nursery school.
b) Ms NG Chui-yee, Teacher, Caritas Nursery School – Tsui Lam, HKSAR
Ms Wong Pui Yiu, Ms Ng Chui Yee and Ms Lin Lai Fun have completed the Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. All of them have rich experience in working with young children. In 2017-18 school year, they have participated in the programme “Playful Learning: Ploughing drama education for innovating the preschool curriculum and pedagogy in Hong Kong Program” which was organized by the Hong Kong Education University and the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. They have successfully advocated drama education in nursery school.
c) Ms LIN Lai-fun, Teacher, Caritas Nursery School – Tsui Lam, HKSAR
Ms Wong Pui Yiu, Ms Ng Chui Yee and Ms Lin Lai Fun have completed the Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education. All of them have rich experience in working with young children. In 2017-18 school year, they have participated in the programme “Playful Learning: Ploughing drama education for innovating the preschool curriculum and pedagogy in Hong Kong Program” which was organized by the Hong Kong Education University and the Hong Kong Repertory Theatre. They have successfully advocated drama education in nursery school.


Field Visit  

 20 October 2018 (Saturday), 11:30 AM
 21 October 2018 (Sunday), 4:00 PM



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