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There exists an emerging perspective in practice with families of persons with serious mental illnesses that emphasizes development of a collaborative working relationship between the mental health social worker and the family. This article addresses the impact of serious mental illness on the...
Community care has been adopted as the principal service delivery strategy to various target groups, especially the mentally ill, in Hong Kong. The success or failure of community care services depends upon the input and support from the formal sector, the informal sector and the interweaving...
Parent effectiveness training (PET) is a popular training model for parents, both in the US and in Hong Kong. Nonetheless, it is heavily skill-based and training in parental awareness is de-emphasized. This paper reports an evaluative study to examine a revised PET programme that includes a...
Eighteen subjects participated in a 3-month intervention aimed at enhancing parents' and children s ability to cope with childhood leukemia. A 12-week hospital-based programme was developed in which the children received individual play therapy and distraction activities, while their parents...
This paper concerns the impact of economic changes and public policy on the lives of elderly women in China. Through the case studies, factors which contribute to a satisfying life were identified. A major insight is that ageing is a state of mind.
The development of social security systems in the West has led to the growth of administrative law provisions by which citizens can appeal against the decisions of officials. This paper discusses a number of issues involved in this development. It locates social security appeals amongst a number...
Singapore's social security system through its Central Provident Fund (CPF) has gone beyond old age provisions. A British legacy, this fully funded CPF scheme has been refined into an all-purpose package for home ownership, medical, local tertiary education and asset ownership. It has become a...
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