Centre on Family Development

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Service

  • Stressful parents having children aged 2 to 7 with significant behavior problems. The project provides intensive parent training with the ultimate goal of preventing child physical abuse.
  • The treatment model, an evidence-based and effective practice, has been widely used in the United States to enhance parent-child relationship and parenting competency as well as to relieve parental stress.
  • Tung Wah Group of Hospital is the only social service agency providing PCIT service.

Parent Education

  • To facilitate parents' understanding of their children's emotional and psychological needs at different developmental stages, to expand parenting capacity so as to help children build up positive attitudes and healthy lifestyle, to overcome the developmental crisis and to counter the undesirable social influence.
  • To provide parenting seminars, workshops and filial play groups.

Family Mental Health Education

  • To promote family mental health and positive thinking, to encourage families to pursue personal growth and integration of body, mind and spirit.
  • To offer stress management programmes, physical and spiritual enhancement groups, interpersonal communication groups.

Individual and Family Counseling

  • To provide counseling for individuals and families with emotional problems, interpersonal and family relationships difficulties.
  • To provide parent-child direct coaching and Child-centered Play Therapy to children with emotional disturbance.

Professional Training

  • To provide child care workers, school teachers, child residential workers, or social workers with staff development programmes, professional training workshops or seminars.
  • To offer tailor-made professional trainings on various topics including Parent-child Interaction Therapy, special education needs and stress management etc.