Lingnan University and Family and Child Protective Services Unit (Tuen Mun)
Aug 2015 to July 2016
Twenty to thirty secondary child victims of family violence
The project makes use of the arts to provide a joyful, self-directed and safe platform for secondary child victims of family violence to release their inner feelings through creative activity, facilitate effective counseling, and promote developmental growth.
By adopting a child-centred, psycho-educational approach, the project comprises two series of 20-session group creativity workshops. There will also be separate sessions specially designed for parents to understand children’s development needs. “Train-the-trainers” seminars on art facilitation will be conducted to train social workers. All workshops will be conducted by a professional art therapist with years of experience working with children suffering from family violence.
Dr Sophia Law from the Lingnan University will employ the methodology of Action Research and Art Therapy to study the efficacy of using the arts in social services for secondary child victims of family violence.