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Although welfare services for children in Hong Kong are well provided for, in comparison with other countries in the region, much still has to be done. This paper describes the development of foster care and small group homes and critically examines attempts to end the institutionalization of...
Urban youth work in Asia faces tremendous challenges in trying to meet the needs of youths and enable them to cope more effectively with issues related to modernization. Some of the more common issues such as rural to urban migration, youth unemployment and underemployment, drug abuse and...
Services which require practitioners to identify individuals at risk or having an early problem so that intervention can be delivered before these individuals are aware of their need for professional assistance run the risk of misidentification. In services which target at low base-rate...
The traditional preference of the Chinese is for the elderly to live with their children. It is also observed that there is a growing preference among the elderly to lead an independent life. It is not clear how well received this new preference for independent living among the elderly in Hong...
This paper explores the research findings of a study, completed in 1990, which looked into the effects of unemployment on rural New Zealand families. A paradigm of grounded theory development was used to illuminate the experiences of 10 couples who had been affected by unemployment. The study...
Case management demands social workers engage other service providers to meet the needs of their clients. Three principal bases of power—organizational affiliation, professional knowledge and skills, and personal traits—are identified. A review of social workers' willingness to wield power...
The aim of this paper is to present and examine critically, perspectives regarding the impact of industrialization on Chinese marriage and family as presented by the mainland scholars and family workers at the Fourth National Conference on Chinese Marriage and Family in Market Economy,...
The changing status of Singapore women leads to delayed marriage and lower parity, altering the demographic profile. Some implications for human service development in elderly and family welfare are discussed.
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