Youth and Family Services

“Parent-Child Interaction Therapy” was effective in improving parent-child relationship

Firstly, the mid-term evaluation research of Parent-child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Service Project under the support of Jockey Club Charities Trust was completed in collaboration with Professor Cynthia Leung of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Dr. Sandra Tsang of the University of Hong Kong.  The research result confirmed that PCIT was effective in improving parent-child relationship, parenting skills and decreasing behavioral problems of children.  The research abstract was awarded the “Best Abstract Awards (Practitioner)” by the 2010 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development, and the research findings were presented in one of the workshops at the Conference on 13 June 2010.  To further promote the service and enhance the professional image of Tung Wah, a press conference was held on 5 August 2010 to share on the project effectiveness and received wide media coverage.


Professor Cynthia Leung of the Hong Kong Polytechnic (middle), Mr Ivan Yiu, Community Services Secretary (right) and Ms. Tammy Sin, Community Services Officer (Youth & Family) (left) shared the project details and findings of the evaluative research regarding Parent-child Interaction Therapy Service.