International Conference on Cyber Youth Work
Co-organized with The Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong, Caritas Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, Department of Applied Social Sciences from both City University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the International Conference on Cyber Youth Work: Innovation and Inspiration was successfully held on 17 – 18 May 2018 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The Conference aimed to share our working experience and to exchange good practice in cyber youth work with local and international scholars and practitioners in the field of youth services. Professor Ilan Barry Katz from University of New South Wales, the Research Team of Cyber Youth Outreach Service led by Professor Steven Ngai, Mr. Kota Hasegawa from Meisei High School and Mr. Duhee Lee from Likelion were invited to act as keynote speakers of the Conference. The Conference attracted over 400 participants.
This Research Programme aims to generate research-based knowledge to facilitate the understanding of young people and develop further the theory and practice of youth research and youth service. It thereby incorporates both quantitative and qualitative research methods to elucidate and explain issues pertaining to young people. The Research Programme works closely with other children and youth research centres in promoting, exchanging and conducting childhood and youth research. It also serves as a resource in Chinese society for assembling academic colleagues from various disciplines and practitioners in different fields to work on the policies, services, developments and problems affecting young people.
A. To conduct research on social policies, services, and issues pertaining to young people
B. To develop indigenous knowledge and practices for use in working with young people
C. To promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and partnership with other child and youth research organizations
D. To publish academic research reports, papers, monographs, and books.
The Youth and Childhood Research Programme
Room 504, T. C. Cheng Building, United College, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong