Building on a social ecological model, students will examine theories of family education, as well as their implications for practice and intervention. Specifically, variations in parenting practices will be discussed, particularly in relation to recent changes in both policy issues facing Hong Kong society and dynamics of local families. Attention will also be given to risk and resilience factors nested within families of different characteristics and with children of different developmental stages. In addition, skills for assessing family needs and strategies for advocating family education programmes in different social contexts, including schools and social service organizations, will be introduced. Finally, students will learn about the principles of and techniques for delivering lectures, organizing courses, and conducting support groups to cater for a wide range of family education programmes.