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FAMILY: Community Wisdom Forum – Supporting and
Strengthening Families

April 11, 2014

The forum provided a community platform to exchange views on family agenda and strategies among policy makers, researchers, community leaders and service providers working in the field of social service, health and education. It also promoted evidence-based and evidence-generating family services and public health approach through sharing of community-based intervention strategies and results.

The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
School of Public Health of The University of Hong Kong

Family Council
Social Welfare Department

Collaborating organizations:
Tung Wah Group of Hospitals
The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service
Caritas Hong Kong
Hong Kong Family Welfare Society
Hong Kong Island Women’s Association
International Social Service Hong Kong Branch
Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council Limited
Christian Family Service Centre
The Neighbourhood Advice-Action Council


Wisdom Forum

Invited speech: Creating and supporting a pro-family environment


 Speaker: Professor Daniel Shek Tan Lei

Keynote speech: A forward-looking dialogue on family interventions and practices in Hong Kong


 Speaker: Professor Lam Tai Hing


Panel discussion: Supporting and strengthening families – Intervention strategies and practices


Group discussion forum: Strengthening families for a better Hong Kong – Wisdom from the community


Wisdom Sharing 

  • Enhancing parent-child interactions through 3Hs Family Drama Project
  • Enhancing Family Well-being Project – Strengthening family relationship to increase family health, happiness and harmony
  • More Appreciation and Less Criticism Project – Enhancing family relationship through appreciating children
  • Happy Family Kitchen Project – Strengthening family communication to increase family health, happiness and harmony
  • Boosting Positive Energy Project – A pilot randomized controlled trial to decrease adaptation difficulties in Chinese new immigrants to Hong Kong
  • Learning Families Project – Engaging community leaders to promote social support and neighbourhood cohesion
  • Youth volunteering – Promoting family health, happiness and harmony