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The Implementation Science of WHO-CST in Chinese Societies


Date: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 (HKT)
Time: 8:30 AM HKT (GMT +8)
Format: via Zoom Webinar

Live broadcast on HKU FOSS Facebook page and Youtube Channel

Language: English, Cantonese and Mandarin (with simultaneous interpretation)
Registration: Click here
(Please register on or before 12 noon of March 29, 2021. Zoom link will be emailed to registrants after the close of registration)
Abstract: Many parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, developmental disorders or delays have neither the knowledge nor the tools to face the challenging caretaking tasks. With support from the professionals and experts of World Health Organization and Autism Speaks, together with the experiences from the parents of needy children, the World Health Organization Caregiver Skills Training (WHO-CST) was developed, and it is currently being implemented in more than 30 regions worldwide.
2021 marks the final year of the WHO-CST research project in Hong Kong. JC A-Connect is honoured to have invited renowned research teams to share the preliminary findings and the implementation process wisdom of WHO-CST conducted in Chinese societies. The webinar is also a platform to discuss the sustainability and collaboration opportunities of WHO-CST in the future.
Speakers: Dr Pamela J. Dixon, PhD
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Clinical Services and Inclusion, Autism Speaks
Dr Andy Shih, PhD
Senior Vice President, Public Health and Inclusion, Autism Speaks
Mainland China
Dr Xiaobing Zou
Director, Consultant & Chief Pediatrician, Chief of department
Child Development and Behavior Center, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University
Dr Biyuan Chen
Attending Pediatrician, Child Development and Behavior Center, Third Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University
And team
Dr Wen-Che Tsai
Visiting Staff,
Children’s Mental Health Center, Department of Psychiatry, National Taiwan University Hospital
And team
New York
Dr Angela M. Chan, M.D., MPH
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and Director of the Special Needs Program,
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Ms Pauline Theresa Sikat, MPH
Associate Director, Research and Evaluation,
Charles B. Wang Community Health Center
Hong Kong
Dr Janet S.P. Lau, PsyD.
Chartered Psychologist
WHO-CST Regional Technical Focal Point
Project Manager, JC A-Connect (Family Support)
Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
And team
Moderator: Dr Paul W. C .Wong
Project Director (Family Support)
Associate Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration
Faculty of Social Sciences, The University of Hong Kong
Programme: Click here
Poster: Click here
Remark: Zoom details will be sent to successfully registered participants through email
Resources: WHO-CST Parents Tips Leaflet (Only available in Chinese)
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