Experiencing multiple family groups in a Chinese context: the clients' perception of its helpful and unhelpful impact
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AbstractIn Hong Kong, the knowledge of multiple family groups (MFGs) among social workers has been limited, in particular, in adapting MFG activities to a Chinese context. In this paper, we describe our experience of employing this group approach to assist Chinese parents who are taking care of children with special needs; state the challenges of implementing it and report the families' perception of helpful and unhelpful aspects of the MFG experience. In the perspective of the parents, two activities, namely preparing a joint meal and surrogate parenting have proven efficacious for parents to understand their child's strengths and explore alternate ways of parenting.
All Author(s) ListMa JLC, Wan ESF, Wong MMC
Journal nameJournal of Social Work Practice
Volume Number27
Issue Number1
Pages47 - 62
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese context; client's perception; helpful and unhelpful impact; multiple family group
Web of Science Subject CategoriesSocial Work; SOCIAL WORK

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