In the field of positive youth development, there are few studies on program sustainability and the relationship between program implementation and program sustainability. Based on an in-depth case study in the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong, this chapter examine the factors and mechanisms that influenced and intrinsic to program implementation and sustainability. Results revealed that implementers under study were highly flexible and responsive agents who operated in different areas at all school levels. With understanding and beliefs in the program philosophies, implementers also owned the program by adapting the “adopted” program to the existing strength-based framework, which resulted in an enhancement of program effectiveness and program sustainability. Furthermore, the study underscored the importance of staff commitment and morale in the implementation and sustainability of positive youth development programs in the Chinese contexts.
|Title of host publication||Promotion of Holistic Development of Young People in Hong Kong|
|Publisher||Nova Science Publishers, Inc.|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2014|
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