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Service Arrangement of CDAC (as of 21 February 2020)

In order to reduce the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, all staff of CDAC are asked to work at home. The measure will be implemented tentatively until March 1.

For any contacts, please email to [email protected]. Thank you!

- Updated on:21/2/2020

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Recruitment Notice

(1) Registered Educational Psychologist

Contract Period: 4/2020 - 4/2021

Major Responsibility:

  • Design and implement school-based anti-drug education activities targeting SEN students of primary school, secondary schools and special schools, which include student groups, parent-child activities and teacher talks;
  • Provide professional training relating to the characteristics and needs of SEN students of primary school, secondary schools and special schools.
Qualification:
  • Registered Educational Psychologist
  • Experience in leading SEN student activities is preferred
  • Experience in providing professional training to teachers and social workers is preferred

Salary:$1,000/hour (*All materials fee is sponsored by the Council.)

Working hours:
According to the schedule set by the schools and the Council. The Council will notify the Registered Educational Psychologist in advance.

Interested parties please send CV and cover letter to the Executive Director to [email protected]

Deadline for application: 28/2/2020

Enquiry: 2521 2880 Project In Charge (SEN Service) Ms Lai Chor Yan

- Updated on:5/2/2020

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New Executive Director Assumes Office

On behalf of the Executive Committee of Community Drug Advisory Council (CDAC), I am pleased to inform that Mr. Wong Tsz Wai, Keith will officially succeed Ms. Yuen How Sin’s duties as the Executive Director of CDAC, with effect from 1 Jan, 2020. Ms. Yuen will step down from this position on the same day.

CDAC expresses heartfelt gratitude for Ms. Yuen’s contributions over the past 6 years. Under her leadership and collaboration with team members of CDAC, the scale and development of CDAC had more than a two-fold growth. CDAC has established various community partnerships in the society, making a contributive impact in the course of anti-drug abuse.

Before joining CDAC, the newly-appointed Executive Director Mr. Wong Tsz Wai, Keith worked in the Hong Kong Council of Social Service as the Chief Officer of Social Development. He also focused on advocacy and communication while serving in international NGOs. Mr. Wong graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong respectively. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Government and Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Social Work.

Under the new leadership of Mr. Wong and the Executive Committee, I trust the team will continue working with various partners in the course of anti-drug abuse to build a healthy and inclusive society.


- Updated on:03/01/2020

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CDAC 34th Annual General Meeting concluded successfully

The 34th Annual General Meeting of the Community Drug Advisory Council was successfully held on 11th December, 2019, and the 2019-2021 Executive Committee members were elected. CDAC would like to express our sincere gratitude to Ms Lee Yuk Chi, the Chairperson of 2018-2019 Executive Committee, and all Executive Committee members for their promising support. Organization and service development of CDAC were thus sustained under the leadership of Executive Director Ms Yuen How Sin and the joint-hand effort of the staff team.

Ms Yuen How Sin would step down from her post as the Executive Director of CDAC on 31st December, 2019. The new Executive Director Mr. Keith Wong had reported duty on 2nd December, 2019. On behalf of CDAC, Ms Lee Yuk Chi thanked Ms Yuen for her contribution over the past six years, and wished her good health and fruitful years ahead. Ms Lee also welcomed Mr Wong and expected him, with his experience in social services, research, and advocacy, to lead the energetic staff team to innovatively build a healthy and harmonious community with our anti-drug partners.

The list of Executive Committee Members (2019-2021) can be viewed at:

http://cdac.org.hk/eng_intro.htm

- updated on 19/12/2019


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2019-20 Anti-Drug Education Programmes

Special thanks to the Beat Drugs Fund for funding the following programmes.

This project targets students ranging from kindergarten to universities, parents, teachers and the general public.

Our interactive and experience-based programmes aim at raising awareness among individuals towards drug misuse and enhance the resilience of participants to properly handle sub-cultures and peer pressure through life-skills training. Teaching methods include role play, interactive games and simulation of real life scenarios, which equip participants with the skills and readiness to apply it in real life.

For more information or enquiry, please contact us at 2521 2880.



- updated on 02/09/2019


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2017-2018 Annual Report

The Annual Report for 2017-2018 of our Council are available for your perusal. You are welcome to browse with the link below:

- Updated on:21/06/2019

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The 2nd International Conference on Outreach Work 2019
“Drug Abuse, Hidden Youth and Signature Programmes”
10 – 13 June 2019

We were delighted to co-organise the International Conference on Outreach Work 2019 with the City University of Hong Kong. The theme of this year’s conference is “Drug Abuse, Hidden Youth and Signature Programmes”, which successfully brought together youth services providers around the Greater Bay Area to have professional exchange and wisdom sharing.

In the poster presentation, we shared our frontline experiences of youth services provided, including secondary school students, university and tertiary students, non-Chinese speaking students, students with Special Educational Needs (SEN), youth undergoing drug rehabilitation services, youth peer workers and working youth.

Apart from our poster presentation, we shared our experiences of outreach work in schools, titled “Outreach at the transit of life”, in the presentation of signature programme. We strongly believe that, there is no physical boundary on outreach work. Collaborating with the School for Social Development, we also rendered tailored programmes to students, as to enhance their drug resilience and life skills to counter daily challenges during personal development, which could definitely offer new insights to the participants.

Conference details

Our Executive Director Ms. YUEN How Sin officiating the opening ceremony with other agencies’representatives.


Our Project In-charge (Healthy School Programme) Mr. POON Ka Shing sharing our experiences of outreach work in schools.


Assistant Principal of The Society of Boys' Centres Hui Chung Sing Memorial School Mr. NG Wai Lim sharing ways to render tailored programmes to students, as to enhance their drug resilience and life skills to counter daily challenges.


Making use of poster presentation, we share our frontline experiences of youth services provided.


- Updated on: 19/06/2019


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Professional Training Seminar(研內助- 研究經驗分享平台)

Since drug-related problem is becoming more complex in Hong Kong, our council initiated a project to strengthen frontline workers’ evidence-based practices on drug prevention. We invited three drug and triad experts to share their research on this topic.

The sharing includes three different research areas, including:
1.) Drug abuse & hidden drug problem in Hong Kong
2.) Spiritual drug rehabilitation and
3.) Drug dealing and trafficking in Hong Kong

Details of the Symposium
Date:14/12/2018 (Friday)
Time︰1:45 - 5:45 p.m. (Registration time: 01:45 p.m.)
Venue: Multi-Function Room, The Center, 99 Queen’s Road Central, HK.
Language: Cantonese (with English translation provided)
Target: Related professionals & tertiary students of related disciplines
Quota: 60
Charge: Free
Apply on or before: 07/12/2018(Friday)

           

For more information

Enrollment link

     

Enquiry
Tel: 25212880
Email: [email protected]

Updated: 30/11/2018


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The Community Chest Aegncy Visit 2018

The Director and members of the Committee of the Community Chest, the donors and their representatives visited CDAC on 23/10/2018. We are grateful for the continuous support of the Chest.

Photo of the visit on 23/10/2018:

(In No Particular Order)

(Left to Right) Front row: Ms. Carrie Tan (Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.), Dr. Edward Cheung, BBS (Chest Committee Director), Ms. Yuen How-sin (Executive Director of CDAC), Dr. Tsang Kit-man, Sandra, JP (Chest Committee Member) and Ms. Amarantha Yip (Chest Committee Member).

Second row: Dr. Lau Yuk-king (Chest Committee Member), Mrs. Daisy Lam (Chest Committee Member), Ms. Bowie Ng (Shih Wing Ching Foundation), Mr. Poon Ka-shing (CDAC) and Ms. Amy Pau (CDAC).

Third row: Ms. Joanna Lai (CDAC), Ms. Karen Kwok (CDAC), Ms. Kitty Chung (Chest Committee Member), Ms. Sarah Lau (Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association) and Mr. Ryan Sun (Fuji Photo Products Co. Ltd.).

Back row: Ms. Joyce Yan (CDAC) and Ms. Elizabeth Tsang (CDAC).

- Updated on:26/10/2018


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Welcome Banning Electronic Cigarettes Proposed in 2018 Policy Address

The Community Drug Advisory Council (CDAC) welcomes the decision of the Chief Executive to propose a comprehensive ban on electronic cigarettes according to the 2018 Policy Address. This move demonstrated the government’s determinations to safeguard public health. In the long run, the legislation may enhance the drug awareness of the common public.

E-Cigarette Drug Education

Tobacco is a gateway drug. At the Panel of Health Services Meeting of Legislative Council on July 7,2015, CDAC proposed the idea of complete ban on e-cigarettes, in order to avoid the risk of drug abuse among the public, especially young people. At the same time, we have been actively promoting relevant anti-drug education services. Our services cover students in primary and secondary schools as well as the tertiary institutions. We also provide services for parents, teachers, professionals and the general public. All the educational services are free of charge. Please refer to the highlighted programs on the registration form which focused on e-cigarettes. For more information or enquiry, please contact us at 2521 2880.







- updated on 10/10/2018


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“Healthy Kid”2018-19 Free Health and Drug Education for Primary 1 and 2

This project is funded by the Beat Drugs Fund to provide health and drug education to Primary 1 to 2 students and their parents. It includes talks, game carnival, parent-child workshop and visits which aims at letting students learn health knowledge while having fun and facilitating parent-child communication, improving family harmony.

For more information

- Updated on:27/08/2018

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Anti-drug Base Camp Professional Training Seminar - Emergent Trend in Drug Abuse (T6)

Brief introduction
Dr. Tse Man Li, the Consultant In-charge of Hong Kong Poison Information Centre, is the expert in the study of drug abuse. In his recent clinical study, Dr. Tse has found the emergence of a “new” kind of Ketamine which brings acute and serious harm to abusers.
He will update the participants the latest trend of drug abuse behaviours as well as the relevant knowledge on the drug harm, in order to equip the capacity in response to the change.

Contents
1. The emergent trend of psychotropic drug abuse
2. Relevant drug abuse behavior and harm
3. Identify overdose symptoms

More Information

- Updated on:19/01/2018

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Removal Notice

Please be advised that with effect from 16th October 2017, Community Drug Advisory Council will move to a new service base as shown below:

Address: Unit 7, G/F, The Center, 99 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong. Our telephone no, fax no, email and working hour will remain the same.
Telephone: 2521 2880
Fax: 2525 1317
Email: [email protected]
Working Hour: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (Mon - Fri)
During our removal on 13th October 2017, the facsimile service will be suspended for a day.

The service base at Borrett Road will be prepared for renovation. Here we would give our sincere thanks to Urban Renewal Authority for the support of community service.

- Updated on:12/10/2017

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Teacher Anti-Drug Training Workshop

A) PDT – Basic Programme

Mode of Delivery: Centralized Enrollment – Open Workshop

This training programme covers legal knowledge, risk management, school planning and the use of resources for anti-drug purpose. Enrollment via the EDB Training Calendar:


Target: Principals, Teachers and School Social Workers
Fee: Free

Highlights of the programme:
1) Is Electronic Cigarette illegal?
2) If you find a student suspected carrying dangerous drug during an exchange tour, what can you do?
3) How to meet the holistic needs of student development with the Healthy School Programme?
4) Planning a school-based Healthy School Programme effectively with the support of anti-drug resources.

More Information

B) School-based Programme

Mode of Delivery: School based

School-based tailor-made 1.5 hours specialized programme; single school or joint schools are both welcome.

Highlights of the programme:
1. How to prevent students using electronic cigarette?
2. How to incorporate health and anti-drug education into academic subject?
3. How to implement Health School Programme with anti-drug resources?
4. What is the relationship between pressure and drug? How to support student to manage stress?
5. How to handle drug related incidents in school?

Download application form

More Information

For enquiry, please contact our Education Officer Mr. Simon Yip at 2521 2880 for further information.

- Updated on:24/01/2017

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- Updated on:23/12/2016

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The 31st Annual General Meeting “Spread love and Support”

The 31st Annual General Meeting was held on 15th December, 2016, we sincere thank the company of all the guests and the promising supports from all the stakeholders. CDAC will strive to spread knowledge and support to service users. We wish to plant the seed of drug awareness and care in each person and to flourish in everyone.


Dr. Fung Cheung Tim, Chairperson of the Executive Committee. He expressed sincere thanks to the support of the Community Chest of Hong Kong, Narcotics Division of Security Bureau, Beat Drugs Fund, sponsors, donors and all the stakeholders. He also thanked the valuable contribution of staff team to all the achievements in service.


Legislative Council Legislative Council Member (Functional Constituency - Social Welfare) Hon. Shiu Ka-chun attended CDAC AGM to support anti-drug service. From the right, Dr. Fung Cheung Tim, Chairperson of the Executive Committee; Executive Committee Member; Ms. Hon Siu Wan, Wendy, Consultant of CDAC; Ms Yuen How Sin, Agency Head.


The CDAC Executive Committee Members and Advisor, Agency Head, staff members and stakeholders, held the annual report with Dandelion cover, made wish to plant drug awareness everywhere as the Dandelion and to strive for a healthy and drug free community!


Agency Head and all staff members celebrated the 31st anniversary together and promised to strive in the service.


- Updated on:23/12/2016

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“Anti-Drug Basecamp”- Professional Training Project

(T2) Talk on How to develop the capacity of Peer Worker

(S2) Ex-user Sharing session

The second double up talk will be held on 10/1/2017. The talk will focus on How to develop the capacity of Peer Worker which includes the formation, implementation and challenges of developing the peer worker, and the role of the peer workers in drug treatment and rehabilitation services. The talk will be followed by a drug rehabilitee sharing session.

Click here for details

- Updated on:05/12/2016

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“Anti-Drug Basecamp”- Professional Training Project (Update)

(V1)Visit to Treatment & Rehabilitation Facilities: Enlighten Centre, ELCHK and Jockey Club Lodge of Rising Sun

The visits are again full after increasing the quota. It is very encouraging. More professional training programmes are coming. Please stay connecting with CDAC.

- Updated on:11/11/2016

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“Anti-Drug Basecamp” - Professional Training Project

(T1) Talk on Drugs and Law

(S1) Ex-user Sharing session

The “Anti-Drug Basecamp” is a professional training project which CDAC developed with the support from the Beat Drugs Fund. This project is going to launch a series of programmes opened to Professionals working in the field and university students of related disciplines.

The first double up talk will be held on 28/10/2016. The talk will focus on Drug & Law which include drug related criminal justice procedures as well as the assisting rehabilitation service. The talk will be followed by a drug rehabilitee sharing session.

Click here for details

- Updated on:11/10/2016

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Research Findings on the Effectiveness of Anti-Drug Training Programme for Teachers

In 2014, CDAC conducted a piece of research on the effectiveness of the anti-drug training programme for teachers. We were also invited to present the research findings in The 9th Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau Conference on Prevention of Drug Abuse, and it was also published in the Thesis Collection.

For the full report (Chinese version only), please click here and turn to page 378-382.


Acknowledgement:

We gratefully acknowledge The Hong Kong Council of Social Service for providing the electronic copy of the “2015 National Conference on Preventive Treatment of Drug Abuse”.

- Updated on:15/12/2015

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The 30th Annual General Meeting

The 30th Annual General Meeting of our agency was held on 9th December, 2015. The Officers and Members of Executive Committee for the year 2015-2016 are as follow:

Chairperson
Dr. FUNG Cheung Tim
Vice-Chairpersons
Ms. LEE Yuk Chi
Dr. CHOI Man Yan, Teresa
Honorary Secretary
Mr. LEUNG Yau Wing
Honorary Treasurer
Mr. LAI Wing Cheong
Committee Members
Prof. SIVAN Atara
Mr. TONG Nai Wing
Ms. CHAN Suk Yan

- Updated on: 14/12/2015

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Submission to the LEGCO Panel on Health Services Concerning E-cigarettes

In view of the rapid increase in the sales and usage of e-cigarettes, our organization attended and voiced our opinions on the issue at the Legislative Council Panel of Health Services Meeting on 6th July, 2015 at 14:00. For details of our submission please refer to the link below.

Download《Legislative Proposal to Prohibit E-cigarettes》

- Updated on: 20/08/2015

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Other Resources

CDAC Publications

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