2006．第15卷第1期（Vol. 15 No. 1）．pp. 141158
Development of a Positive Youth Development Program in Hong Kong: Project P.A.T.H.S (Positive Adolescent Training Through Holistic Social Programs)
Daniel T. L. SHEK & Patrick S. Y. LAU（石丹理、劉兆瑛）
This paper outlines the development of a positive youth development (PYD) program in Hong Kong. With reference to the adolescent developmental issues observed in Hong Kong, a positive youth development program with 2 tiers was designed. The Tier 1 Program is a universal positive youth development program for all students from Secondary 1 to Secondary 3. The Tier 2 Program is a selective program which targets adolescents with greater psychosocial needs. Programs in Tier 2 are developed by school social workers providing social work service in the schools. It was expected that Tier 1 and Tier 2 programs will strengthen positive youth development in the 15 positive youth development constructs identified in other successful PYD programs. Evaluation based on subjective outcome assessment, objective outcome assessment, qualitative evaluation and process evaluation will be carried out to examine the program effects.
Keywords: positive youth development program; Chinese adolescents; youth development