Sai-Ling Chan-Sew

An interview with Sai-Ling Chan-Sew as she discusses her career in social work focusing on families, managing personnel, and the public sector.

Interviewed by Nancy Lim-Yee. Date of Interview: 10-05-13. Length of Interview: 46 minutes. DVD containing Interview. 

Interview Topics

(0:38) Introduction . (1:31) Growing up in Honk Kong and her early experiences/lessons of injustice. (4:17) The political, social, and economic climate when she started out in Social Work. (7:49) What has changed in Social Work across her experiences . (11:43) Reasons for the changes in Social Work. (15:15) Positions has held throughout her career . (16:30) Main focus on women, children, families, and people of minority background . (18:31) Most gratifying position held . (20:13) Obstacles encountered along the way . (23:42) Managing personnel in Social Work. (26:18) What issues should be addressed today . (28:25) Getting non-profit childcare program started in Chinatown . (29:45) Reform for public services and working for public sector . (31:24) Accountability from service providers . (36:05) Most satisfying of all her experiences . (41:10) What she would do differently if she could do it all over again . (42:08) What might be learned from her experience by people entering or working in the field today . (44:30) Closing comments

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