Social workers' conceptions of youth needs in children and youth service integrated teams : a hermeneutical inquiry

Pao Yue-kong Library Electronic Theses Database

Social workers' conceptions of youth needs in children and youth service integrated teams : a hermeneutical inquiry

 

Author: Chan, Chi-tat
Title: Social workers' conceptions of youth needs in children and youth service integrated teams : a hermeneutical inquiry
Degree: M.Phil.
Year: 2001
Subject: Social work with youth -- China -- Hong Kong
Youth -- Services for -- China -- Hong Kong
Social workers -- China -- Hong Kong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University -- Dissertations
Department: Dept. of Applied Social Sciences
Pages: iv, 180 leaves ; 30 cm
Language: English
InnoPac Record: http://library.polyu.edu.hk/record=b1604197
URI: http://theses.lib.polyu.edu.hk/handle/200/5051
Abstract: The children and youth service integrated team is a service that integrates the previous local youth services and informs future local youth services. This thesis explores the conception of youth needs held by the social workers serving in the integrated teams. I identify a presumption concerning the conception of youth needs that is expressed in the service documents made by the government and related studies made by scholars. This presumption regards the concept of youth developmental needs as a core concept inside the conception of youth needs held by the social workers serving in the integrated teams. This thesis concludes that the presumption just mentioned is not sufficient to explicate and guide social workers' understandings about youth needs within the integrated teams. The concept of youth developmental needs does not universally serve as respondents' core concept in their understanding of youth needs, Moreover, the respondents mentioned various ideas about youth needs other than the concept of youth developmental needs. Although none of these ideas are universally shared by all the respondents, each of these ideas significantly affected their understanding of youth needs and the nature of their actual services in one way or another.

Files in this item

Files Size Format
b16041975.pdf 4.835Mb PDF
Copyright Undertaking
As a bona fide Library user, I declare that:
  1. I will abide by the rules and legal ordinances governing copyright regarding the use of the Database.
  2. I will use the Database for the purpose of my research or private study only and not for circulation or further reproduction or any other purpose.
  3. I agree to indemnify and hold the University harmless from and against any loss, damage, cost, liability or expenses arising from copyright infringement or unauthorized usage.
By downloading any item(s) listed above, you acknowledge that you have read and understood the copyright undertaking as stated above, and agree to be bound by all of its terms.

     

Quick Search

Browse

More Information