Ms. Lo Wing-ka
Families and children, ADHD
The Ecological Multi-Family Therapy for Chinese families of adolescents with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Multi-Family Therapy (MFT), an evidence-based family-centered approach, has been extensively researched in western countries to help families of youth with emotional and behavioral problems. MFT facilitates changes in families via instilling multiple perspectives, generating multiple possibilities and mobilizing multiple resources through cultivation of mutual support, active involvement and experiential learning between the participating families.
The Ecological Multi-Family Therapy is a family-centered intervention for Chinese families of adolescents with ADHD (aged 11 to 15). Through 4 intensive MFT programmes (2 family days and an overnight family camp) and 1 family reunion, the project aims to 1) cultivate a mutual support network between families; 2) promote family relationships; and 3) enhance sense of self-efficacy of adolescents and their families.
This research project is funded by Madam Tan Jen Chiu Fund and the I.CARE Social Service Fund. The responsible person of this project, Ms. Julia Lo, is a PhD candidate of Department of Social Work, CUHK. Research purpose will be explained and family consent will be sought prior to any research activities.