亞洲輔導學報



Hong Kong's Alternative Night Life: Young People on the Streets of Hong Kong

1999.第6卷第1期(Vol. 6 No. 1).pp. 107–121
 

Hong Kong’s Alternative Night Life: Young People on the Streets of Hong Kong

香港另類夜生活:流連街頭的青少年

Peter NEWBERY

Abstract

Youth Outreach has been providing an all-night outreaching service to young people on the streets at night since 1992. Young people of all ages are numerous on the streets at night some are as young as seven. Most of these young people begin as "runaways" but gradually progressed to becoming "stay aways" and from there become "gang members." The young people come from all socio-economic strata. The majority is truants or drop outs from school. The task of the outreaching social workers is to offer a supportive and helping relationship to the young people they meet who are not only experiencing the uncertainties of adolescence but also the crisis of struggling to survive on the streets. Current problems and future directions in relations to services for this population examined.

摘要

自一九九二年起,協青社一直為晚上仍流連街頭的青少年提供通宵外展服務。這一大批青年人包括不同年紀,有些更小至七歲。他們起初只是離家出走,慢慢便會留在外面不願回家,最後便成為童黨。這些青年人來自社會各階層,大部分都是逃學或被學校開除的。他們不但正在經歷青少年的迷惘時期,他們更要面對流連街上的危機而不斷掙扎。外展社工的工作就是為遇見的青年少提供支持及協助。本文旨在探討與外展服務有關的問題及未來的方向。