The “CLAP for Adventure” e-Portal Training cum Introduction of District Service Teams (DSTs) of the Career and Life Adventure Planning Project for Youth (CLAP for Youth @ JC) was successfully held on 30 September 2016 at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. This event was specifically organized for the affiliated school members. Over 100 participants including career masters/mistresses, career teachers, counselors and social workers from more than 70 affiliated schools joined the training.
The training consisted of two parts. The first part was the e-Portal training with the aim to enable the participants to understand the current features of the e-Portal, equip with themselves essential operational skills to manage the e-Portal accounts and reports of their students. The participants were acquainted with fundamental knowledge of how individual e-Portal assessments relate to career and life planning. In the second part, the District Service Teams (DSTs) had introduced their services available to the affiliated schools. Our frontline DST team member had illustrated the varieties of the services and the possible influences on the youths with actual cases shared. After the presentation and case sharing, the participants joined the district-based consultation to have small-group discussion with five DSTs including Hong Kong Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), The Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs Association of Hong Kong (BGCA), Hong Kong Christian Service (HKCS), Hong Kong Children and Youth Services (HKCYS), and Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service – Hong Kong (ELCHK).
1. Chief Principal Investigator Prof. Alvin Leung Seung-ming welcomes the participants and introduces the e-portal.
2. Mr. Tony Mak, School Development Officer, introduces the new features, operation and application of the E-Portal to a full house of audience.
3. Mr. Kent Lam, Social Services Coordinator of Hong Kong Children and Youth Services cum Team Leader of CLAP Service Team (NTE), presents the District Service Teams (DSTs) and available services for the affiliated schools.
4. Mr. Lee Chin Hei, the representative from the DSTs, shares some practical experiences and meaningful cases on the interventions given by District Service Teams.