Prof. CHAN Yuk-chung 陳沃聰教授


PhD (Nott)
MSocSc (HKU) 
Grad. Dip in Computing (Deakin)

2766 5726

Child protection
Domestic violence
Family and family studies

My URLs:  


Introduction to Social Work
Social work practice with individuals and families
Family violence
Delinquency and the family

Research Interests: 

I obtained my PhD degree in the field of sociology and social work from the University of Nottingham in 1998.  Before joining the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1988, I had worked as a family service worker, a probation officer, and a child protection worker with the Hong Kong Government

For the past 20 years, I have been teaching social work practice, family violence, and juvenile delinquency in social work programs at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. I also supervise MPhil and PhD students. Besides, I have been appointed as external examiners by a number of institutions in the field of social work and social sciences. I am also currently assessment panel member of the Hong Kong Social Worker Registration Board.

I have been actively engaged in research and consultancy work on families in Hong Kong and Macau for the Hong Kong and Macau SAR Governments. I have consistently published reports for the government to impact on their policies on families, specifically on family violence prevention. Besides, I actively engaged in collaborative research work with the NGOs to provide them with empirical information on the direction of their social service development.

The total amount of funding secured for the consultancy and research projects with my involvement is more than 11.5 million Hong Kong Dollars, including 5 million from projects with me as a principal investigator, 6.5 million for projects in which I am a co-investigator. I authored and co-authored more than 10 consultancy research reports, over 50 articles/book chapters, and 7 books.

Selected Publications: 

Research and Consultancy Reports

CHAN Yuk-chung, CHUN Ping-kit Roxco, LEE Tsor-kui (2012). Report on the Study of Family Education in Hong Kong. Consultancy report submitted to the Hong Kong Family Council. Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 198 pages (including Appendices). [Available here]

CHAN Yuk-chung, & CHUNG Kim-wah (2011). Parental Perspectives on Child Neglect in Hong Kong Final Report [A consultancy study commissioned by the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR Government]. Centre for Social Policy Studies, Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 138 pages. [Available here]

陳沃聰、秦炳傑、李楚翹(2011). 《澳門特別行政區家庭關係狀況和家庭衝突處理策略研究研究報告》.向澳門特別行政區政府社會工作局提交的顧問研究報告。共222頁。[CHAN Yuk-chung, CHUN Ping-kit, & LEE Tsor-kui (2011). Research Report on Family Relationship and Family Conflict Management Strategies among Families in Macau. A Consultancy Research Report Presented to the Social Welfare Bureau of the Macau SAR Government. 222 pages (in Chinese)]

CHAN Yuk-chung (2011). Final Report on Consultancy Study for Save the Children China Program: Review of the China Programs between 2006 and 2010. Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong. 116 pages

陳沃聰、林陳蘭德、鄭之灝、李楚翹、関恆生、王志錚 (2004) 澳門特別行政區家庭狀況及家庭服務發展顧問研究報告. 香港理工大學應用社會科學系.共73頁. [Chan, Y.C., Lam Chan, L.T.G., Cheng, C.H.H., Li, T.K., Kwan, H.S., Wong, C.T.J. (2004). Consultancy Report on the Family Needs and Development of Family Services in the Macau SAR (Consultancy Report Prepared for the Government of the Macau SAR). Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 73 pages. (In Chinese)] [Available here]

Chan, Y.C., Chun, P.K.R., Lam Chan, L.T. G.., Lam Yeung, K.S.S. (2004). Final Report on Pilot Scheme on Family Mediation in Hong Kong (Consultancy Report Prepared for the Judiciary, Hong Kong Special Administration Region). Department of Applied Social Sciences, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. 109 pages.

Chan, Y.C., Lam Chan, L.T.G., Lam Yeung, K.S.S., Li, S.F. (1999). A study on the professional, parental and victims' perspectives on the process and outcomes of investigation, assessment and intervention by child protection professionals in child sexual abuse cases in Hong Kong. A consultancy report presented to the Social Welfare Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government in 1999. 90 pages


Yeung, J. W. K., & Chan, Yuk-chung. (published online 26 June, 2013). Parents’ Religious Involvement, Family Socialization and Development of Their Children in a Chinese Sample of Hong Kong. Social Indicators Research. [SSCI Journal]

Yeung, J. W. K., & Chan, Y. C. (2011). The mediating role of parental psychological health in Chinese families in an impoverished context in Hong Kong. Drustvena istrazivanja: Journal for General Social Issues, 20(4), 1085-1100. [SSCI Journal]

俞寧、陳沃聰 (2011). 關於兒童虐待的文化思考. 中國青年政治學院學報, 30(2):125-129  [CSSCI, PKU] [YU Ning & CHAN Yuk-chung (2011). Some cultural reflections on child abuse and maltreatment. Journal of China Youth College for Political Sciences, 30(2):125-129. [CSSCI, PKU, in Chinese]

Yuk-chung CHAN, LAM, Gladys L.T., Wan-Chaw Shae (2011). Children’s Views on Child Abuse and Neglect: Findings from an exploratory study with Chinese children in Hong Kong, 35, 162-172. [SSCI Journal]

CHAN, C.C., CHAN, Y.C., AU, A., CHEUNG, G.O.C. (2010). Reliability and validity of the "Extended - Hurt, Insult, Threaten, Scream" (E-HITS) screening tool in detecting intimate partner violence in hospital emergency departments in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Emergency Medicine, 17(2), 109-117

CHUN, P.K. Roxco, CHUI, Y.H., CHAN, Y.C., & CHENG, C.H. Howard (2010). Police work with youth-at-risk: What can social work contribute? Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 44(1), 31-48.

YEUNG, W.K.J., & CHAN, Yuk-chung (2010). Family functioning of Chinese families in an impoverished neighborhood in Hong Kong. Psychological Reports, 107(3), 740-748. [SSCI Journal] [DOI. 10.2466/0213.21.PRO.107.6.740-748]

費梅蘋、阮曾媛琪、陳沃聰 (2010). 上海偏差青少年邊緣化的過程研究 - 紮根理論研究方法的運用. 中國社會工作研究(第七輯).第109-132頁. [FEI, M.P., YUEN-TSANG, W.K.A., CHAN, Yuk-chung (2010). A Study on the Process of the Marginalization of Juvenile Delinquents in Shanghai. China Social Work Research, 7, 109-132. (In Chinese)]

Leung, Zeno C.S., Cheung, C.F., Chu, K.F., Chan, Yuk-chung, Lee, W.B., Wong, Robert Y (2010). Assessing Knowledge Assets - Knowledge Audit of a Social Service Organization in Hong Kong. Administration in Social Work, 34:4, 361-383. [SSCI Journal]

Jerf W.K. YEUNG, Yuk-chung CHAN, Boris L.K. Lee (2009). Youth Religiosity and Substance Use : A meta-analysis from 1995 to 2007. Psychological Reports, 105:255-266. [SSCI Journal]

CHAN Yuk-chung, YEUNG Wai-keung Jerf. (2009) Children Living with Violence within the Family and its Sequel: A Meta-Analysis from 1995-2006. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 14(5):313-322. [SSCI Journal]

Yuk-chung CHAN, Gladys L.T. LAM, Howard C.H. CHENG (2009). Community Capacity Building as a Strategy of Family Violence Prevention in a Poverty-stricken Community : A Theoretical Formulation. Journal of Family Violence, 24:559-568. [SSCI Journal]

CHENG Chi-ho Howard, CHAN Yuk-chung, YEUNG Wai-keung Jerf. (2009). Ambivalences and dilemmas in handling family violence cases among youth workers in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work and Development, 19(1):22-38. [SSCI Journal]

LAM, L.T. Gladys, CHAN, Yuk-chung (2008). Understanding parenting practices of Indian parents living in Hong Kong for developing culturally sensitive child abuse prevention service. Indian Journal of Social Work, 69(4): 525-538. [SSCI Journal]

Au Alma, George Cheung, Rendall Kropp, Chan Yuk-chung, Gladys L.T. Lam, Pauline Sung (2008). A Preliminary Validation of the Brief Spousal Assault Form for the Evaluation of Risk (B-SAFER) in Hong Kong. Journal of Family Violence, 23(8):727-735. [SSCI Journal]

CHAN Yuk-chung, CHUN Ping-kit Roxco, CHUNG Kim-wah (2008). Public Perception and Reporting of Different Kinds of Family Abuse in Hong Kong. Journal of Family Violence, 23(4):253-263. [SSCI Journal]

CHAN Yuk-chung, CHUN Roxco P.K., LAM Gladys L.T., LAM Syrine K.S. (2007). Development of Family Mediation Service in Hong Kong : Review of an Evaluation Study of a Family Mediation Pilot Project. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 29(1):3-16. [ASSIA Journal]

Chan, Y.C. (2006). Factors Affecting Family Resiliency: Implications for Social Service Responses to Families in Hong Kong. Indian Journal of Social Work, 67(3) : 201-214. [SSCI Journal]

Chan, Y.C., Lam, G.L.T., Chun, P.K.R., So, M.T.E. (2006). Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Child Abuse Potential Inventory : Results Based on a Sample of Chinese Mothers in Hong Kong. Child Abuse & Neglect, 30:1005-1016. [SSCI Journal]

秦炳傑 、鄭之灝、陳沃聰 (2005). 國際反校欺淩經驗於香港之適用性. 香港社會工作學報. 第39期(1/2). 3-8頁。[Chun, P.K., Cheng, C.H., Chan,Y.C. (2005). The Applicability of International Experience in Anti-bullying Policies and Programmes in School Settings to Hong Kong. The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 39(1/2) : 105-117]

陳沃聰、林陳蘭德 (2006).  以《感化犯人條例》為基礎的法庭頒令施虐者服務。香港社會工作學報。第四十卷 (第一及二期),113-121頁.  [Chan, Y.C., Lam Chan, L.T.G. (2006).[Court-ordered treatment for batterers under the Probation of Offenders Ordinance in Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 40(1/2) : 113-121. (In Chinese)]

Chan, Y.C., Lam Chan, L.T.G.., Kwok, S.M. (2005). Evaluation Study on a Home Visiting Program in Hong Kong. Asian Pacific Journal of Social Work, 15(2) : 41-54. [SSCI Journal]

Chan, Y.C., Lam Chan, L.T.G. (2005). Unraveling 'One-stop Service' Under the Family and Child Protection Services Units in Hong Kong. International Social Work, 48(4) : 419-428. [SSCI Journal]

Qiao, D,P., Chan, Y.C. (2005) Child Abuse in China : A yet-to-be-acknowledged 'social problem' in the Chinese Mainland. Child and Family Social Work, 10, pp.21-27. [SSCI Journal]

Chan, Y.C., Lam Chan, L.T.G., Lam Yeung, K.S.S., Li, S.F. (2002). A Review on Multi-disciplinary Intervention by Child Protection Professionals in Child Sexual Abuse Cases in Hong Kong. Asia Pacific Journal of Social Work. 12(1), 97-111. [SSCI Journal]

陳沃聰 (2001). 虐妻問題的性質和成因. 社聯季刊, 第159期(2001年冬季). 3-8頁。[Chan, Y.C., (2001). Nature and causes of the wife abuse problem. Social Service Quarterly, 159, 3-8 (In Chinese)]

陳沃聰 (1998). 饒恕文化與控制文化夾縫中之自處:論社工在青少年犯罪康復服務的角色和責任.青年研究學報. 第一卷(第二期). 127-134頁。[Chan, Y.C. (1998). In the midst of excuse and control cultures : a critical discussion on the roles and responsibilities of social workers in the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. Journal of Youth Studies, 1(2), 127-134 (In Chinese)]

陳沃聰 (1998). 康復理想幻滅中的青少年犯人工作. 全情牧養 – 基督教青少年牧養團契成立七週年感恩特刊. 基督教青少年牧養團契出版. [Chan, Y.C. (1998).  Rehabilitation Services for Juvenile Offenders Amidst the Declining ‘Rehabilitation Ideal’: Opportunities and Constraints. Commemorative Issue of the Seventh Anniversary of the Christian Fellowship of Pastoral Care for Youth Limited, pp. 24 – 25. (In Chinese)]

Chan, Y.C., (1997). Combating violence against women: hindsight from a decade of news report on family violence by a local newspaper in Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Journal of Social Work. 32(1&2), 83-96.

陳沃聰 (1996).中港台未成年人保護法律比較。香港社會工作學報.第三十卷(第二期), 31-37頁。[Chan, Y.C. (1996). A comparative study of the juvenile protection laws in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Hong Kong Journal of Social Work, 30(2), 31-37. (In Chinese)]

陳沃聰、譚國坤(1995). 單救救孩子,也要幫幫母親 – 香港特殊兒童母親的親職壓力和需要, 淅江學刊 (雙月刊), 1995年第3期(總第92期)第72-75頁。[Chan, Y.C., Tam, K.K. (1995). Save not only the child, but also the parents - an exploration of the parenting stress and needs of mothers with a special child in Hong Kong, Zhejiang Academic Journal, 1995(3), 72-75  (In Chinese)]

Chan, Y.C. (1994), Parenting stress and social support of mothers who physically abuse their children in Hong Kong, Child Abuse and Neglect, 18(3), 261-269. [SSCI Journal]

Tam, K.K., Chan, Y.C., Wong, C.K.M. (1994) Validation of Parenting Stress Index Among Chinese Mothers in Hong Kong, Journal of Community Psychology. 22(July), 211-223. [SSCI Journal]

Book Chapters: 

陳沃聰 (2013). 風險與社會工作。《社會工作新論》(修訂版)(第405-418頁).香港: 商務印書館(香港)有限公司. [CHAN Yuk-chung (2013). Risk and Social Work. In New Discussions in Social Work.(pp. 405-418). Hong Kong: The Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Limited]

秦炳傑、陳沃聰 (2013). 通才社會工作實務方法。《社會工作新論》(修訂版)(第58-73頁).香港: 商務印書館(香港)有限公司. [CHUN Ping-kit & CHAN Yuk-chung (2013). Generalist Social Work Practice. In New Discussions in Social Work.(pp. 405-418). Hong Kong: The Commercial Press (Hong Kong) Limited]

陳沃聰 (2002). 家建工程. 《廿一世紀青少年牧養研討會:青少年與家庭事工的重整》, 香港:基督教青少年牧養團契. 第110-122頁. [Chan, Y.C. (2002). Reconstructing families. The Pastoral Care Approach – The Reconstruction of Contemporary Families and Youth. Hong Kong: Christian Pastoral Care for Youth.. pp.110-122. (In Chinese)]

陳沃聰 (2001). 向家庭暴力宣戰, 邁向無暴力家庭. 陳錦華、王志錚合編. 《香港社會政策2000》, 香港:三聯書店(香港)有限公司, 第103-115頁.  [Chan, Y.C., Lam Chan, L.T.G. (2001). War on family violence. In K.W. Chan, Wong, C.T.J.(Eds.). Hong Kong Social Policy Review 2000. Hong Kong : Joint Publication (H.K.) Co. Ltd. pp.103-115. (In Chinese)]

李明、陳沃聰 (2001). 齊其家:香港家庭政策芻議. 香港理工大學社會政策研究中心主編, 《國家之在定位:亞太區社會政策之經驗》. 香港:三聯書店(香港)有限公司, 第241-252頁. [M.K., Lee, Chan, Y.C. (2001). A proposal for family policy in Hong Kong. In Repositioning the State : Experience and Challenges of Social Policy in the Asian Pacific Region. Hong Kong: Joint Publication (H.K.) Publishing Co. Ltd.. pp.241-252 (In Chinese)]

Chan, Y.C. (2000). Social and legal responses to child abuse in Hong Kong. In Jamshid A. Marvasti (Ed.). Child Suffering in the World, Manchester, Connecticut : Sexual Trauma Centre Publications. pp.216-235.

陳沃聰 (1999). 香港對受虐兒童的回應 – 回顧與前瞻. 何潔雲、阮曾媛琪合編. 《邁向新世紀 – 社會工作理論與實踐新趨勢》. 香港:百方文化企業公司, 第325-345頁. [Chan, Y.C. (1999). Responses to child abuse in Hong Kong : Past, present and future. In K.W. Ho and W.K.Yuen Tsang (Eds.) New Trends in Theories and Practice of Social Work in the New Century. Global Publishing Co. Inc. pp.325-345. (In Chinese)]

Chan, Y.C. (1997). Prevention of child abuse and neglect. In C. O'Brian, C.Y.L. Cheng, N. Rhind (Eds.) Responding to Child Abuse : Procedures and Practice for Child Protection in Hong Kong. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press. pp.155-166.