Positive youth development programs targeting students with greater psychosocial needs : findings based on three subjective outcome evaluation studies

Tak Yan LEE, Vera M. Y. TANG

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This presentation reports and compares the findings from three conort studies of subjective outcome evaluation on the Project P.A.T.H.S. The Project provides resources for participating schools to design and implement the Tier 2 Program for adolescents with greater psychosocial needs on top of the Tier 1 Program targeting all Secondary 1 to 3 students in the school through three consecutive years. Initial findings supported the effectiveness of the Tier 2 Program (Secondary 1 Curriculum) in the Experimental Implementation Phase (EIP-S1: 2005-06) using subjective outcome measures. This paper will present findings of two further studies on the Tier 2 Program. The first was on Secondary 2 students (EIP-S2: 2006-07) who might have participated in the Tier 2 Program in the previous school year (EIP-S1: 2005-06). The second was on Secondary 1 students who joined the Tier 2 Program for the first time in the Full Implementation Phase (FIP-S1: 2006-07). After completion of the Tier 2 Program, students responded to the Subjective Outcome Evaluation Form (Form C) assessing their views on the program, instructors and perceived effectiveness of the program. Based on the consolidated reports submitted by the agencies to the funding body, the consolidated data will be aggregated to form a "re-constructed" overall profile on the perceptions of the program participants. The types of program will be classified to facilitate comparisons across cohorts. Data are being analyzed. Comparisons of the findings from the three cohort studies will be made. Limitations will be highlighted.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Holistic Health and Medicine - Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Duration: 24 Sep 200826 Sep 2008


Conference4th International Conference on Holistic Health and Medicine
Country/TerritoryUnited States
OtherThe 4th international conference on holistic health and medicine was held during September 24-26, 2008 in Lexington, Kentucky in the USA of America. This conference brought many participants from 23 countries, both mainstream health care providers and holistic health practitioners, to address the latest in knowledge and research and in turn, to find ways to collaborate and work together to provide the best possible care for their patients and clients. These conferences are held to build bridges between the various fractions of medicine and health care providers. The scientific program included plenary sessions, keynotes, workshops and research presentations, all of which were peer-reviewed by an international scientific committee.


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