Christian Service News
Issue 59 (April 2008)
Seminar on "The New Intervention of Working with Triad Society"
Regarding the undesirable influences of triad society to youths, Yuen Long District Youth Outreaching Team held a seminar named “The New Intervention of Working with Triad Society” on 1 February 2008 at the hall of Hong Kong Council of Social Service. Four speakers were invited to share their views and working experiences on triad society.
Prof. Lo Tit Wing of the Department of Applied Social Studies at the City University of Hong Kong reviewed his study on criminal youths and their complex gang dynamics. Raymond, a “Dai Lo” in triad society, shared his past involvement and pointed out the negative consequences of joining illegal activities. Aman Fung, a senior social worker in our outreaching team, also shared his wisdom and experience in helping his clients to leave the triad society. Another social worker, Wan Kin Man, introduced the framework and program of Project iHeart, which was launched to help youths in Yuen Long to turn away from the influence of triad society’s sub-culture. From the project’s consolidation, we found that establishing new identities, new experiences, new relationships and supporting networks for our clients would successfully reduce the undesirable influences of triad society. In closing, two participants of Project iHeart gave a performance to represent their changes in life.
Around 150 social workers attended the seminar. They showed much appreciation to the valuable sharing which enlightened their hearts in working with delinquent youth.