CLAP for Youth @ JC --- Working with Parents
Parents play an important part in supporting the career and life development (CLP) of young people. With their rich life experience and valuable resources, parents can provide tremendous support and serve as role models for not just their children but also other young people. As such, CLAP for Youth @ JC works closely with parents in enhancing their willingness and competence in supporting their children’s CLP, and to engage them as resourceful partners in supporting youth in their career and life pursuits. Our work with parents are multi-level:
I. Direct Service and Support for Parents
Level 1: Enhance parent’s awareness and willingness in supporting the CLP of their children
- Parent Talks Series
- To enhance parents’ willingness and competence in supporting the career and life development of their children.
- Let me fly, Let you fly – Award Scheme for Parents in Fulfilling their Dreams
- To support parental efforts in pursuing their dreams and reach their goals
- Visits and Taster Programmes
- To facilitate parents’ understanding of the multiple pathways of career and life planning and the everchanging working environment for young people.
- Parent-Youth Partnership Programme
- To cultivate mutual understanding and collaboration between parents and youths through cross-generational activities.
Level 2: CLAP Parent Brief Progammes
At the second level, CLAP’s parent work seeks to deepen the understanding and strengthen parents’ engagement in targeted school-based and community-based briefing programmes, which aim to heighten the awareness of parents and facilitate their self-reflection on their beliefs, values, and roles in supporting their children, career information and resources, communication skills in supporting their children’s career development.
Level 3: CLAP Parent Intensive Support
At the third level, CLAP’s parent work provides intensive school-based and community-based parent support groups for parents with children in need, such as SEN, new immigrants, cross-border students, at-risk students, NEET, etc.
- To help parents find their own power and resources to stimulate personal and interpersonal changes through mutually supportive parent groups and narrative programmes.
II. Knowledge Transfer Programmes
- An Online Platform for Parents: “成長‧拍住上Grow Together”
- Provide reflective online materials that stimulate parents’ thoughts on the meaning of parenthood and the role of parent in meeting the adventure in their children’s CLP .
- Enabling the community
- Parent-to-Parent Coaching: Recruiting and training parent volunteers and ambassadors, who will become facilitators to organize activities for other parents in need.
- Parents’ Engagement in Business / Education: Parents are involved in some occasions of business engagement, in which they can learn the up-to-date information in the job market.
- Teachers’ Professional Development on School-Family collaboration: Teachers are trained to work with parents and provide parent education in relation to youth’s CLP.