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  1. 'Elite' unit handling domestic violence, at-risk families face high stress: union

    Posted May 19th 2008, 12:00am by Ella Lee

    ... Ella Lee The 156 social workers who handle domestic violence are regarded as the elite of the Social Welfare Department, but the level of their work stress is also the highest. Most ... by parents, battered wives seeking refuge, and families with problems ranging from suicide, divorce, and domestic violence to drug abuse. Apart from their day duties, they have to handle emergencies ...

  2. Family violence a case for the community

    Posted Nov 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tragedies arising from domestic violence never fail to shock. The deaths of a divorced mother and her two teenage children in Tsz Wan Shan provide a particularly sad example. We do ... the main risk factors in domestic violence, along with drug and alcohol addiction and social isolation, particularly in new towns. Thankfully, family violence gets much more attention since ...

  3. Social welfare guide takes aim at domestic violence

    Posted Nov 20th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy Zero tolerance of physical abuse key advice to officers A guide has been issued to social workers in a bid to improve their handling of domestic violence in light of the number ... it addressed domestic violence in a specific and comprehensive manner, while arming social workers with the skills required to handle disputes. 'Family violence is becoming a very complicated ...

  4. New help for victims of sexual violence questioned

    Posted Jun 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam A crisis centre offering round-the-clock help for victims of sexual violence is being set up in the New Territories, the Social Welfare Department revealed yesterday. Social ... Fung Pak-yan said the Multipurpose Crisis Intervention and Support Centre would be set up in a district with a serious domestic violence problem- he did not say which one- and would offer ...

  5. Mob violence exposes India's jobs crisis

    Posted Nov 24th 2003, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... Maseeh Rahman in New Delhi Rapid development has created an uneven demand for work With at least 26 people killed last week in mob violence triggered by competition for jobs, ... in an orgy of arson, looting and killing, driving thousands of Hindi-speaking settlers from neighbouring Bihar from their homes and workplaces. The unprecedented violence brought home a disconcerting ...

  6. Violence flares over unpaid migrant wages

    Posted Jan 10th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Despite a crackdown, workers are still fighting for their pay ahead of holiday Another annual ritual leading up to Lunar New Year is well under way- violence ... to drag out payment,' she said yesterday. Alarmed by the violence, the government has launched a propaganda campaign ordering employers to pay their workers before the holidays. Vice-Premier ...

  7. Social Welfare Department 'has not done enough'

    Posted Aug 27th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Robin Kwong A member of the panel set up after the tragedy said the Social Welfare Department had not done enough to implement its recommendations on handling cases of domestic violence ... domestic violence cases are handled by non-governmental organisations rather than the welfare department. 'I found that those working in NGOs usually have little training or experience ...

  8. The court's key recommendations

    Posted Sep 06th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... General Promote the concept of zero tolerance of domestic violence Increase public education about domestic violence For the police Standardise investigation procedures Frontline officers should not act as mediators Frontline officers should have no authority to downgrade the seriousness of cases before full investigation Comprehensive training on domestic violence for officers ...

  9. One woman's story of abuse

    Posted Jul 24th 2006, 12:00am by Norma Connolly

    ... Norma Connolly Support from SoulTalk enabled Cara (not her real name) to turn her life around after 25 years of marriage to an abusive, alcoholic husband. Despite years of physical, psychological and sexual abuse, she stayed because without a job or money ...

  10. Women make worst customers: survey

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... they were more likely to resort to violence, the survey found. The consultancy - part of the Christian Family Service Centre - found that some male customers would suggest that frontline female workers have a one-night stand with them. Workers also complained they had been subject to verbal abuse and even physical violence. Abuse included customers making unreasonable demands, urinating ...




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