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Social workers very rarely engage in direct clinical interventions with children. This article dismisses the problems of working with children and highlights the importance of directly working with children. Social workers are presented as the most suitable people for clinical intervention with...
The purpose of this article is to understand the adjustment process of single parents in Hong Kong. Findings indicate that the reaction towards single parenthood changes over time. The initial reaction may be either positive or negative, but eventually converges to indifference. Such changes can...
‘Where our society is heading to with such knowledge to alter the laws of nature?’ All parents should remember that once they were also the children of their parents.
Families with an intellectually disabled member experience many social, emotional and practical difficulties. In this article their short-term and long-term needs and service provisions are reviewed during the life cycle of the intellectually disabled person. Ultimately the focus should not be...
Sexual abuse in the mentally retarded population has often been under-reported and children and youth with such a handicap are at a greater risk of becoming victims. This article reviews the problem of sexual abuse among children and youth with mental retardation and attempts to explain why they...
Quota samples were drawn from those who are in the waiting list of the Care and Attention Homes and Infirmary, and those who are living in the government subvented Care and Attention homes (C&A homes, designed for those who require some nursing and personal care) and infirmaries (for the frail...
Public attention to wife assaults has increased in recent years in Singapore. This article presents data from a national survey of 510 Singapore households regarding their opinions of how social workers should intervene in cases of wife assaults. The authors then provide an overview of current...
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