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Article: Uncle Long Legs' Letter Box; a letter counseling service for children in Hong Kong

TitleUncle Long Legs' Letter Box; a letter counseling service for children in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsChild Counseling
Letter Counseling
Issue Date2003
PublisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0738-0151
Citation
Child And Adolescent Social Work Journal, 2003, v. 20 n. 1, p. 37-51 How to Cite?
AbstractDuring the growing up process, children face many challenges. They need support and guidance from adults whom they can trust. "Uncle Long Legs' Letter Box" provides a letter counseling service for children aged from around 10 to 14 years, who are mainly studying in primary four to junior secondary school. Using letters as the medium, children are encouraged to seek help from "Uncle Long Legs" when they are facing problems related to family, friendship, and study. In letters, children are often more willing to disclose their personal feelings and problems than they are in face-to-face contacts. The project was started in 1994 in a children and youth center. Up to July 2001, more than fifteen thousand letters have been received from about eight thousand children. Now the service has expanded to five centers and about 120 volunteer counselors are involved. This article summarizes the working experience of Uncle Long Legs' Letter Box and discusses the strengths and limitations of letter counseling to children.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82142
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.320
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dc.contributor.authorYeung, FKCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorCheng, SFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorChau, GYYen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T08:25:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T08:25:58Z-
dc.date.issued2003en_HK
dc.identifier.citationChild And Adolescent Social Work Journal, 2003, v. 20 n. 1, p. 37-51en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0738-0151en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/82142-
dc.description.abstractDuring the growing up process, children face many challenges. They need support and guidance from adults whom they can trust. "Uncle Long Legs' Letter Box" provides a letter counseling service for children aged from around 10 to 14 years, who are mainly studying in primary four to junior secondary school. Using letters as the medium, children are encouraged to seek help from "Uncle Long Legs" when they are facing problems related to family, friendship, and study. In letters, children are often more willing to disclose their personal feelings and problems than they are in face-to-face contacts. The project was started in 1994 in a children and youth center. Up to July 2001, more than fifteen thousand letters have been received from about eight thousand children. Now the service has expanded to five centers and about 120 volunteer counselors are involved. This article summarizes the working experience of Uncle Long Legs' Letter Box and discusses the strengths and limitations of letter counseling to children.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer New York LLC. The Journal's web site is located at http://springerlink.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=journal&issn=0738-0151en_HK
dc.relation.ispartofChild and Adolescent Social Work Journalen_HK
dc.subjectChild Counselingen_HK
dc.subjectLetter Counselingen_HK
dc.titleUncle Long Legs' Letter Box; a letter counseling service for children in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYeung, FKC: yeungkaching@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1021415419518en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume20en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_HK
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