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Title: Cyber youth work in Hong Kong : specific and yet the same
Authors: Leung, ZCS 
Wong, SK 
Lit, SW
Chan, C
Cheung, F
Wong, PL
Keywords: Drug use
Hong Kong
Sex trade
Social work and information technology
Youth work
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Source: International social work, 2016, v. 60, no. 5, p. 1286-1300 How to cite?
Journal: International social work 
Abstract: Social media does not just lead to new ways of social participation; it creates new opportunities for serving difficult-to-reach groups in the community. This study examined the experiences and processes of a pioneering cyber youth work project working with young people involved in drug use and the sex trade in Hong Kong. A thematic analysis of online communication records and interviews of social workers and clients was conducted to determine the relating factors concerned, namely, ‘social presence’, ‘autonomy and ‘privacy’, ‘use of text and media’, and ‘time dimension’. The results suggest practice insights for youth workers.
ISSN: 0020-8728
EISSN: 1461-7234
DOI: 10.1177/0020872815603784
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