Community Capacity Building as a Strategy of family Violence Prevention in a problem-stricken community: A theoretical Formulation

Yuk Chung Chan, Gladys L.T. Lam, Howard C.H. Cheng

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This article examines problems confronting the families in a multi-problem community in Hong Kong, from an ecological perspective, and the features and limitations of the existing approach taken by the Government to combat the family violence problem in that community. It suggests the use of the community capacity building model as a strategy of family violence prevention, discusses the rationale, and explores the parameters of the community capacity building model that can be used to fight the family violence problem.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)559-568
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Family Violence
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2009


  • Community capacity building
  • Family violence prevention
  • Hong Kong

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law

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