Early identification of adolescents with greater psychosocial needs: An evaluation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

Tan Lei Shek, Catalina S.M. Ng

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The Tier 2 Program of the Project P.A.T.H.S. (Positive Adolescent Training through Holistic Social Programmes) aims to provide tailor-made programs to adolescents with greater psychosocial needs. Based on the subjective outcome evaluation data collected from 196 schools, the program implementers were asked to write down five conclusions in the evaluation reports. Results demonstrated that most of the conclusions pertaining to perceptions of the Tier 2 Program, instructors, and perceived effectiveness of the programs were positive in nature. Nevertheless, there were also conclusions that reflected the obstacles encountered and suggestions for improvements. Congruent with the previous evaluation findings, the current study suggests that the Tier 2 Program was well received by the stakeholders, and the evaluation findings generally suggest that the program was beneficial to the development of the program participants.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)291-299
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal on Disability and Human Development
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2010


  • Early identification
  • Positive youth development
  • Program evaluation
  • Secondary data analysis
  • Subjective outcome evaluation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Sensory Systems
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Advanced and Specialised Nursing
  • Speech and Hearing

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