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Title: Positive youth development programs : experience based on the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong
Other Title: 「共創成長路」青少年正面成長課程在香港推行的經驗
Authors: Shek, DTL 
Siu, MHA 
Issue Date: 2011
Source: Hong Kong journal of mental health, Summer 2011, v. 37, no. 1, p. 8-16
Abstract: A survey of the literature shows that there are worrying trends and phenomena related to the development of adolescents in Hong Kong. As such, primary prevention programs targeting specific adolescent developmental problems and positive youth development programs are called for. However, research findings show that there are very few systematic and multi-year positive youth development programs in Hong Kong. In response to this worrying picture, a positive youth development program entitled Project P.A. THS. was initiated by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust to promote holistic development of junior secondary school students in Hong Kong, with the involvement of five universities in Hong Kong the program development, training and evaluation. Based on different evaluation strategies, existing research findings generally revealed that different stakeholders had positive perceptions of the program, workers. as well as benefits the program and the program was effective in promoting holistic positive youth development in Chinese adolescents in Hong Kong.
Keywords: Youth development
Positive psychology
Publisher: Mental Health Association of Hong Kong
Journal: Hong Kong journal of mental health 
ISSN: 1560-9294
Rights: Copyright © 2011 by The Mental Health Associalion of Hong Kong
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