Parenting Program

Parenting Program

Small group trainings are evidence-based, aiming to support and strengthen children’s social skills, emotion regulation or executive function through plays and interactions.

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened.

Target: Parents, Care-givers, Educators and Medical professionals

The Incredible Years® - Parenting Program

The Incredible Years® Child Program Dinosaur School Preschool to Grade 3, an evidence-based proven, child training program for strengthening children’s social skills, emotional self-regulation. 

Target Age: 8-10 years

The Triple P- Positive Parenting Program®

Positive Parenting Program is a parenting and family support system designed to prevent – as well as treat behavioural and emotional problems in children and teenagers. It aims to prevent problems in the family, school and community before they arise.

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program (COS-P)

At times, all parents feel lost or without a clue about what our child might need from us. As a parent, we always hope our child came with a manual. Imagine what it might feel like if you were able to make sense of what your child was really asking from you.

When parents face a young kid being afraid of leaving them to explore the environment or a teenager who has challenging behaviours at school, we may not be aware of the early-year relationship with our child is one of the crucial factors. Secure attachment is important to children especially young kids. When a child has formed secure attachment with parents, they become more confident and more willing to explore the environment.

The Circle of Security® Parenting™ program is based on decades of research about how secure parent-child relationships can be supported and strengthened. It is a video-based intervention that strengthens parents’ abilities to observe and improve caregiving skills.

Using the Circle of Security® Parenting™ model developed by the Circle of Security originators, Dr. Fanny Lam works with parents, care-givers, educators and medical professionals to help them to:

  • Understand their child’s emotional world by learning to read emotional needs
  • Support their child’s ability to successfully manage emotions
  • Enhance the development of their child’s self esteem
  • Honor the innate wisdom and desire for their child to be secure
Session Topic
Session 1 Welcome to Circle of Security Parenting™
Session 2 Exploring our Children’s Needs All the Way Around the Circle
Session 3 “Being With” on the Circle
Session 4 The Path to Security
Session 5 Exploring Our Struggles
Session 6 Rupture and Repair in Relationships

Program Details:

Weekdays (6 sessions)

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm / 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Hong Kong Developmental Paediatrics and Child Neurology Centre (Central)

Dr. Fanny Wai Fan LAM (Specialist in Developmental-Behavioural Paediatrics)

Number of participants: 3-10

Target: Parents, Care-givers, Educators and Medical professionals

English/ Mandarin/ Cantonese

Speech Therapist (Maggie SUN)

Speech Therapist

Maggie SUN
  • M.A. (Linguistics) (The University of Hong Kong)
  • BSc (Speech & Hearing) (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Member of HKAST
Maggie has more than 15 years of experiences working with children with speech and language developmental problems in various settings. Based on children’s individual needs, Maggie is specialized in designing therapeutic programmes to facilitate their speech and development and to enhance their social and communication skills at home, at school and in daily life in general.
Further Qualifications:
  • Qualified The Hong Kong Cantonese Oral Language Assessment Scale (HKCOLAS) examiner
  • Qualified Hong Kong Graded Character Naming Test (HKGNCT) user
  • Qualified The Hong Kong Test of Preschool Oral Language (Cantonese) (TOPOL) examiner
  • Certificate in Beckmann Oral Motor Assessment and Intervention
  • Certificate in SRJ Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy Level 1 & 2
  • Certificate in SRJ Talk Tools Childhood Apraxia of Speech: The Oral-motor Component
  • Certificate in SRJ Talk Tools Feeding Therapy: A sensory-motor Approach
  • Certificate in Interactive Oral Sensory-Motor Therapy Tools and Techniques (IOSM TnT)
  • Certificate in Lessac-Madsen Resonance Voice Therapy – Adults and Kids (LMRVT)
  • Certificate in the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Certificate in PROMPT approach
  • Certificate in TEACCH program
  • Certificate in SCERTS® Model
  • Certificate and License to practice Feurestein Instrumental Enrichment Basic Mediator

Working Experience:

  • Preschool settings: Special Child Care Centre, Early Education and Training Centre and District-based Speech Therapy Service
  • School Setting: school-based speech therapy services by EDB
  • Hospital Authority and Child Assessment Centre
  • Part-time clinical supervisor for speech therapy students in HKU

Clinical Psychologist (Nai Kong, Richard NG)

Clinical Psychologist

Nai Kong, Richard NG
  • M.Soc.Sc.(Clin.Psy.)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist (HK)
  • Chartered Clinical Psychologist (UK)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist (Australia)
Mr. Richard NG, previously a registered psychiatric nurse and a registered general nurse, currently is a Registered Clinical Psychologist of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, as well as a Registered Clinical Psychologist in United Kingdom and Australia. He graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Master of Social Sciences (Clinical Psychology) degree.

Richard worked in various government departments, nongovernment social welfare agencies, medical settings, and tertiary education institutes. Amongst various settings of clinical practice, he spent nearly twenty years in dealing with children and adolescents thus obtaining rich experiences in assessment and management of children / adolescents of different developmental conditions, including physically handicapped. Mr. Ng is also experienced in educating parents on effective parenting skills and other related parenting issues. He received specific training and became a qualified practitioner of the Triple-P program (Positive Parenting Program) designed by the University of Queensland, Australia.

Clinical Psychologist (Dr. Maureen KONG)

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Maureen KONG
  • PsyD (The University of Hong Kong)
  • Registered Clinical Psychologist (HKPS)
  • Psychology Board of Australia, MAPS
Dr. Kong is a Clinical Psychologist who is dedicated to enhancing the emotional, social, behavioural and educational well-being of children and their families. Dr. Kong is experienced in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a range of emotional, behavioural and developmental difficulties in clinical and research settings both in Hong Kong and in Australia.

Dr. Kong’s qualifications include Doctor of Psychology (Clinical) at the University of Hong Kong, Master of Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) at University of NSW, Australia. Dr. Kong values and maintains the importance of continuous professional development in order to enhance her skills and to receive information on the most updated and effective evidence-based interventions. She collaborates with the University of Hong Kong and the University of Shenzhen, Department of Psychology to develop and evaluate coaching programs for young children with special needs and their parents living in Hong Kong and Mainland China. Preliminary results show that the program can effectively reduce parental stress, improve children’s social and behavioural development and allow parents to enjoy a more harmonious parent-child relationship (Kong and Au, 2018).

Dr. Kong is involved in raising public awareness on how to support children with special needs in their development in HK. She has provided lectures, interactive workshops and participates in panel discussions to give advice and empower SEN teachers with research-based strategies, such as at the Montessori Asia Conference, Yew Chung College of Childhood Education and at the HK ASD Conference. She is also a long term partner with the Hope of the City foundation to provide ongoing parent coaching workshops to economically-challenged families at Shamshuipo on a pro-bono basis.

Dr. Kong is fully registered with the Hong Kong Psychological Society and the NSW Psychologists’ Registration Board. She is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society, College of Clinical Psychologist. She is a certified Incredible Years Basic Parent Group leader. The Incredible Years program is a model program in the USA to promote children’s academic, social, emotional regulation and reduce inappropriate behaviours in typically-developing children.

Special arrangement in times of typhoon and rainstorm

Special Arrangement
In Times of Typhoon and Rainstorm

  • When a Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or higher is hoisted or a Black Rainstorm Warning is in effect at 7.00am, all appointments/trainings scheduled at 9.00am or before will be cancelled.

  • Appointments/trainings will resume within 2 hours after the Typhoon Warning Signal No. 8 or Black Rainstorm Warning is lowered or cancelled..

  • During a T3 or Red rain, if you have concerns for safety/transport and believe a T8 or Black rain to be imminent, please call our Centre on 22430000 of the above special arrangements.

What to prepare for the appointment?

What to Prepare for the Appointment?

  1.  Make Your Appointment

We welcome bookings through:

  • Email, Phone Call, WhatsApp, Website, Walk-In

2.  The day before your appointment

Prepare your child for assessment:

  • Adequate sleep, food and drink before the assesment
  • Show images of our centre to familiarize your child with the environment
  • For younger children, tell them we will have some “fun activities” with them
  • For school-aged children, tell them we will ask them to do some tasks to understand their strengths and weaknesses
  • No prior drilling or practising please

3. On the assessment day

  • Arrive on time

    Registration:
  • HK ID Card / passport / birth certificate of your child
  • Health Record + previous medical report
  • Referral letter (if any)
  • Handbook/school report

    Please also bring:
  • If your child is on medication, please bring it with you for our reference
  • Assistive devices, eg. Hearing aids, spectacles and orthosis etc.
  • Snacks for younger children to encourage their cooperation

    Assessment :
  • Interview parents / caretaker – parents please try your best to attend the assessment
  • Questionnaires for parents and teenagers
  • Conduct assessment
  • Debriefing – explain assessment result, follow up plan, and management

4. Referral and training plan

Parents:

  • Circle of Security Parenting
  • Triple-P Positive Parenting Programme
  • Incredible Years Programme

Child:

  • Clinical / Educational pyschological Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Medication
  • Hospital Authority
  • Social Welfare Department Rehab Services