Dr Law, Yik Wa 羅亦華
Frances Y.W. Law (羅亦華), PhD, MSW, BSocSc, RSW, is Assistant Professor of the Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and Associate Director of the Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention in The University of Hong Kong. She was trained and practiced in social work both in Hong Kong and California, USA. She joined the Befrienders International Hong Kong Regional Office in setting up a 24-hour suicide prevention hotline service in 1994 and the first outreach program for suicidal elderly in Hong Kong in 1998. She served as the Project Director of the HKJC Centre for Suicide Research & Prevention at HKU from 2002 to 2012. She has made considerable contributions to the integration of research and practice in suicide prevention. She not only has extensive experience in front-line practices, training for trainers, service development, strategic organizational development, and fundraising for innovative projects, but also a track record in research and publication. Her research interests include service utilization and pathway to care, suicide and follow-up care for deliberate self-harm patients, crisis intervention and care for traumatized individuals, and evaluation of programs’ efficacy and effectiveness.
|Term Period||Position||Professional Societies|
|04/1998 -||Registered Social Worker||Social Workers Registration Board|
|Spoken Language(s) (EN)||Spoken Language(s) (ZH)|
|Cantonese, English, Putonghua||粵語、英語、普通話|
|Written Language(s) (EN)||Written Language(s) (ZH)|
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