‘Introducing the Special Needs Trust to Hong Kong’
Professor Lusina Kam Shuen Ho and Associate Professor Rebecca Wing Chi Lee’s research has directly led to the setting up of a special needs trust (SNT) in Hong Kong. They proposed an SNT model that saves costs by pooling the funds contributed by parents for investment. The team received the University’s Knowledge Exchange Excellence Award 2018 for their ‘Introducing the Special Needs Trust to Hong Kong’.
Animal Assisted Intervention for Hong Kong’s ‘Hikikomori’
The therapeutic value of animals to relieve stress in the young, elderly and sick has been documented by academics and medical professionals around the world. But what has not been known until relatively recently is how therapy animals can also help people who have difficulties dealing with modern society and lock themselves away in their rooms. Dr Paul Wong, Associate Professor at the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, is working with a non-profit-making social service organisation to study how therapy animals, mainly trained dogs, are helping Hong Kong’s hidden youth to regain their self-belief.
Insights on Seeing the Sights
Under the instruction of Dr Gary Wong, Lecturer of the Department of Sociology, students are producing guidebooks on the lesser-known parts of Hong Kong after taking a course that looks at modern tourism and the challenge of providing authentic experiences to visitors.
More than Skin Deep
Dr Celia Chan and her team in the Department of Social Work and Social Administration conducted the first psycho-social intervention programme in Hong Kong for children with eczema that aims to help both the sufferer and their parents.
A Gendered Approach to Mental Health
Psychosis tends to strike women a decade or longer after men. The Department of Psychiatry has a new project that builds on its deep, long-term work and helps the most economically-deprived female sufferers treat this silent ailment as early as possible.
Do-It-Yourself Help on the Rental Home Front
A team of teachers and students from the Faculty of Law has put their knowledge of property law into practice and developed a DIY residential tenancy electronic package which helps landlords and tenants save money.