Transforming potential program implementers in professional development: The project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong

Eunice P.Y. Yim, Tan Lei Shek, Rachel C.F. Sun

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Abstract

High quality pre-implementation professional training is the cornerstone for successful implementation of positive youth development programs. A qualitative evaluation study was conducted to understand the experiences of the potential program implementers of the Project P.A.T.H.S. in Hong Kong. The findings showed that participants highly valued the learning experiences acquired from the training program, particularly in the areas of knowledge acquisition and personal growth. Participants who benefited from these dimensions developed attitudes and skills that are desirable for the implementation of the Project P.A.T.H.S. Implications about the conditions that are conducive to the P.A.T.H.S. training program in promoting knowledge, skills acquisition, retention, application, and generalization are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)433-440
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2013

Keywords

  • positive youth development
  • Project P.A.T.H.S
  • reflective-participatory approach
  • training
  • transformative learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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