The efficacy of a community-based project in a Chinese context
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AbstractIn this paper, the authors report the results of an exploratory study which assessed the service efficacy of a collaborative service initiative developed by a university academic department and a community-based social service agency in a socially deprived and remote community in Hong Kong. The project aimed to foster mutual help and self-help of low-income families and deepen their social connection with the community. Service efficacy was assessed using a structured questionnaire and a focus group interview. After participating in the service project, the well-being of the participants has become better and their family relationships have improved. They have developed a stronger sense of belonging toward the community. The preliminary findings support the importance of creating social network in social work practice for low-income families residing in a deprived and remote neighborhood. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.
All Author(s) ListMa J.L.C., Wong M.M.C., Cheng E.W.H.
Journal nameAsian Social Work and Policy Review
Volume Number3
Issue Number1
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Place of PublicationAustralia
Pages22 - 35
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
KeywordsChinese context, Community-based project, Deprived community, Service efficacy, Social capital

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