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Symposium on Youth Work and Youth Support in a Changing Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations

Symposium on "Youth Work and Youth Support in a Changing Society: Challenges, Opportunities and Innovations" was held in The Chinese University of Hong Kong on 27 September 2014. The symposium attracted more than 240 participants including social workers, teachers, youth work practitioners, other professionals, and the public.

The Symposium was jointly organized by the Department of Social Work, CUHK and The Women's Foundation, and supported by the Commission on Youth, J.P. Morgan, Hong Kong Social Workers Association and Hong Kong Academy of Social Work.


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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.


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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
3943 7526
2603 5018
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