Inaugurated in 2000, Guangzhou Likang Family Resource Center (hereinafter the Center), as a community service center, has long obtained support from Guangzhou Federation of Disabled Persons and Richmond Fellowship of Hong Kong to offer psychiatric rehabilitation service for persons recovering from mental illness as well as their families, providing them with advising, assisting, consulting and other supportive services.
The Center has registered Guangzhou people-run non-enterprise in June 2007 and received Social Welfare Institution Set up Certificate in January 2008.
Despite being functioning as a family resource center, the Center operates as a day-time social and training center serving over 400 members who is recovering from mental illness. Members can receive services of all kinds, such as counseling, recovery and work training either personal or in group and mental health related lectures, book materials, information services as well as various activities aiming at enhancing social communication and popularizing mental health knowledge.
The center has years of experiences offering psychiatric rehabilitation service and family supportive service:
a) Psychiatric rehabilitation service, the major service offered by the Center, has a service group ranging from youth to elderly with a age scope from sixteen to fifty. Community social party, adaptive work training, comprehensive social function training as well as other activities conform to the international pattern of psychiatric rehabilitation center are held all the year round for persons recovering from mental illness.
b) Family supportive service, focusing not only on family members' role of caregivers but also their physical and psychological health, is firstly provided by the Center in Guangzhou aiming at reliving the caregiving stress of family members of mental patient and enhancing the communication between family members and mental patients hence benefit the recovery of mental patients.
The center now has 26 staffs in total, among whom there are 16 persons graduated from social work specialty, 8 social worker, 12 assistant social worker and 2 rehabilitative therapist, with 2 of them obtained master's degree and 1 a master's candidate.
Various honors has been awarded to the Center and its staff:
In 2012, the Center was awarded the second prize of National Outstanding Social Work Service;
In 2013, Hu Shaoliang, the director of the Center, was awarded The Outstanding Social Worker of Guangdong Province.
Articles based on the practice and research of the Center was issued on journals like China Journal of Social Work, Collection of Social Work Cases in Guangdong Province, An Assembly of Outstanding Social Work Services Projects:
1.Establish A Supportive Network for The Caregivers;
2.The Rehabilitative And Caregiving Service Project Orienting Mental Patients And Their Family In Old Town;
3.Social Workers Grow Together with The Family of Mental Patient;
4.The Day-time Training Pattern of Psychiatric Rehabilitation.
3、 中心在《中国社会工作》，《广东省优秀专业社会工作服务项目汇编》及《广东省社会工作案例精选》刊登：“为照顾者建立支援网络”、“老城区精神病患者和家庭康复及照顾服务项目”、“ 社工与精神病康复者家属共同成长”及“精神病康复的日间训练模式”等多篇文章。
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