Centre for Youth Research and Practice: Social Impact Assessment Results

Simon CHAN*, C. H. Chan

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Purpose: This article outlines the objective and structure of the Center for Youth Research and Practice (CYRP), its contributions toward youth research and practices, importance of the linkages that the CYRP has cultivated between research and practice, the facilitation of knowledge exchange with local and global institutions and professionals, and its role in future endeavors.Method: A social impact assessment has been implemented to address the intervention and the outcome based on the contributions of the CYRP to youth research and practices.Results: From this, the work of the CYRP on youth research and practices is concluded to have significant social impacts at the individual, social, organizational, and global levels. The work has found that the quality of life, self-esteem, involvement in society, empowerment through social capacity building, organizational development, and providing an international hub are crucial for youth development and wellbeing.Discussion: Hitherto, the CYRP has published over a hundred journal articles and held nearly 200 events including training courses, workshops, seminars and a conference. Over 6000 participants have taken part in these events and more than 60 institutions have collaborated with the CYRP to exchange knowledge on youth research and practices. The work of the CYRP as a whole has facilitated the participation of different individuals and organizations. In essence, the work of the CYRP has provided important grounds to initiate its role as an international hub as the CYRP is now considered as a center of significance in youth research and practices for Chinese societies in the East Asia region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-278
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Evidence-Based Social Work (United States)
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 May 2020

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Social Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • CYRP
  • social impact assessment
  • Youth center
  • youth practices
  • youth research

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