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					An Overview of Welfare Initiatives
to Support Healthy Development
       of Young People


        Social Welfare Department
               March 2005
    A Profile of Youth in Hong Kong
                         1,680,000

                         1,660,000
   1,655,700
                         1,640,000
    children and
                         1,620,000
    youth aged 6 to
    24                   1,600,000

                         1,580,000

                         1,560,000
   23.5% of the total
    population           1,540,000

                         1,520,000
                                     19 91



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                                                                 20 05
                                             Youth Population            2
Resources on Young People under the
Social Welfare Policy Area
                                          Recurrent expenditure in
                                                 2004-05
Young People Programme (青年服務)
Aim:   to assist and encourage young
                                                $1,158 Mn
       people to become mature,
       responsible and contributing
       members of society
Services for Young Offender
                (違法者服務 - 輕微罪行)
Aim:   to provide treatment to young             $ 280 Mn
       offenders and help them
       re-integrate through residential
       and community services
                                                                 3
Main Types of Young People Support Service


 Integrated Children & Youth Services Centre
  (綜合青少年服務中心)
 Understanding the Adolescent Project (成長的天空)
 Outreaching Social Work (外展社工)
 School Social Work (駐校社工)
 Community Support Service Scheme (youth contained under
 Police Superintendents’ Discretion Scheme) (警司警誡服務)

 Young Night Drifters (夜青服務)
 Probation Service (Supervision) (感化服務)
 Probation Homes (感化院舍)                                4
    General Situation of Contemporary Youth

                               Weak Family Support

   20.4% of youth population aged under 18 are the only child in
    the family (家中唯一子女)

   Increasing numbers of children & youth growing up in divorced
    or separated families (父母離婚/分居)

   Nuclear families replacing extended families thus weakening
    inter-generational support

   Prevalence of both parents working (雙職父母)

                                                             5
General Situation of Contemporary Youth
   18% of F.1 students identified as potentially at-risk
      (潛在危險)

   10,000 young people estimated to be loitering the
    streets at night (夜青 --- 夜間街頭流連)

   33,700 youth aged 15 to 19 neither studying nor working
       (雙失青年 --- 失學失業)



                                                            6
    Problems of Contemporary Youth
    Weak Family Support / Non-engaged Status lead to

 Increasing youth crime rate (青年犯罪率)

   Increasing drug abuse among young people
      (吸毒/濫用葯物)

   Increasing involvement of young people in piracy
    activities (盜版活動)


                                                       7
  Philosophy in Helping Youth


 Early   identification of problems (及早識別)


 Rendering   timely support (及時支援)


 Steering   young people back to right course
  (扶助踏上正途)
                                           8
Early Identification (及早識別)

1. Understanding the Adolescent Project (成長的天空)

    Assessment tools to screen out students with potential risks
        (用不同的方法找出有潛在危機的青少年,及早施予援手)

       in Form 1      : implemented in all secondary schools

       in Primary 4   : on pilot basis

2. Identification through daily contacts of social workers


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Rendering Timely Support (及時支援)
   Expedite formation of Integrated Children & Youth
    Services Centres (ICYSCs) (加速成立綜合服務中心)

   Restructure Outreaching Social Work Teams
   (重組青年外展社會工作服務隊) #

   ICYSCs with Young Night Drifters service (夜青服務) #

   Provide Peer Counsellors (朋輩輔導員) #

   Establish all-night drop-in centre and crisis residential
    centres     (夜間活動中心及緊急收容所)#                         10
    Steering Young People back to
    Right Course (踏上正途)
   Community Support Services Scheme for young people
    cautioned under the Police Superintendents’ Discretion Scheme
                (社區支援服務計劃 - 警司警誡計劃)##
   Psychotropic Substance Abuse Counselling Centres
                (濫用精神葯物者輔導中心)##
   Referral for counselling from the Customs & Excise Department
    for youth involved in piracy activities
                (為參與盜版活動青少年安排輔導服務) ##
   Probation Order        (感化服務) ##
   Probation Homes        (感化院舍) ##
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    Change in Ideology :
 Fragmentation to Integration
                           Children and
                           Youth Centre
      Youth in Piracy                         Peer Counsellors #
       Activities ##

                           Integrated
School Social           Children & Youth           Study / Reading
   Work                 Services Centres               Room


        Outreaching                            Young Night Drifters
       Social Work #                             Mobile Team #
                             Community
                           Support Services
                             Scheme ##
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Why Integration of Youth Services
   Enhance services for young people in an integrated,
    holistic manner (全面化)

   Allow greater flexibility in resource deployment
    under same management (資源及人力彈性調配)

   Avoid compartmentalisation and fragmentation of
    services (避免服務切割)

   Minimise duplication of resources (防止資源重 13 )
Two Approaches Adopted

   Expediting the formation of Integrated Children &
    Youth Services Centres
                            (加速成立綜合青少年服務中心)


   Modernisation of Integrated Children and Youth
    Services Centres
                          (綜合青少年服務中心現代化工程)


                                                     14
 Progress on Formation of ICYSCs
      No. of ICYSCs (綜合青少年服務中心)


                                                                                              132
140
                                                                                  115
120
100
 80                                                                    64
                                                          54
 60
                                        28       35
 40                     17      20
         10     10
 20
  0
        94/95   95/96   96/97   97/98   98/99   99/00   2000/2001   2001/2002   2002/2003   2004/2005

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Benefits of Modernisation (1)


   Significant Improvement
   in Physical Environment



                                16
Entrance                              New




           Old




Scout Long Ping ICYSC   HKFYG Tsuen King ICYSC
                                                 17
                             New



Corridor
        Old




HKFYG Kwai Fong ICYSC

                        HKYWCA Yau Oi ICYSC   18
 Reception Counter                            New




                Old




Scout Long Ping ICYSC
                        HKPA Shek Lei ICYSC
                                                    19
  Drop-in Area                             New



           Old




Caritas Tuen Mun ICYSC
                         HKFYG Tsuen Wan ICYSC
                                                 20
  Activity Room                            New

           Old




Caritas Tuen Mun ICYSC



                         HKFYG Tsuen King ICYSC   21
                 New


 Computer Room
       Old




                 HKFYG Tsuen Wan ICYSC
HKFYG Kwai
Fong ICYSC


                 HKLSS Wah Ming ICYSC
                               22
                                     New


Audio-visual Room
          Old




   Scout Long Ping ICYSC


                           HKYWCA Yau Oi ICYSC
                                                 23
 Study/Reading Room
                                             New

           Old




Scout Long Ping ICYSC

                        HKPA Upper Kwai Chung ICYSC
                                                      24
 Interviewing Room
                                        New


        Old




Scout Long Ping ICYSC
                        HKYWCA Yau Oi ICYSC
                                              25
                                   New

   Toilet
             Old




Scout Long Ping ICYSC

                        HKYWCA Yau Oi ICYSC
                                              26
   Domestic Service Room
                                               New


   Old




Caritas Tuen Mun ICYSC

                         HKPA Shek Lei ICYSC
                                                     27
Floor and Walls
                                                 New
          Old




   Scout Long Ping ICYSC




                           HKFYG Tseung Kwan O ICYSC
                                                       28
Lighting and Material
                                           New

            Old




 Caritas Tuen Mun ICYSC

                          HKFYG Tseung Kwan O ICYSC
                                                  29
Benefits of Modernisation (2)

      Trendy and Popular
    Equipment and Facilities
to suit Needs of Young People


                                30
Provision of Employment Training Room -
e.g. Beauty Class




   HKFYG Tsuen Wan ICYSC
                                          31
Provision of Employment Training Room -
e.g. Snack Shop




                                          32
                HKLSS Wah Ming ICYSC
 Provision of wide variety of musical
 instruments - classical and contemporary




HKFYG Tsuen King ICYSC    HKLSS Wah Ming ICYSC
                                                 33
 Bar Facilities - Promoting Chatting and
 Sharing




HKFYG Kwai Fong ICYSC
                         HKFYG Tsuen Wan ICYSC
                                                 34
Integration & Formation of ICYSCs 綜合資源




        Modernisation 現代化工程




      Attraction to Youth 吸引青年人




    Social Workers’ Intervention 社工介入
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Thank You
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