AIDS and the New Orphans: Coping with Death / Edition 1

AIDS and the New Orphans: Coping with Death / Edition 1

by Barbara O. Dane, Carol Levine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865692491

ISBN-13: 9780865692497

Pub. Date: 10/30/1994

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

By the year 2000, as many as 125,000 children under the age of 18 in the U.S. will have been orphaned by AIDS. Social services in major urban centers such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington will be further overwhelmed by these new clients and their unique problems. In this book, experts on AIDS, bereavement, and children draw together and analyze

Overview

By the year 2000, as many as 125,000 children under the age of 18 in the U.S. will have been orphaned by AIDS. Social services in major urban centers such as New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and Washington will be further overwhelmed by these new clients and their unique problems. In this book, experts on AIDS, bereavement, and children draw together and analyze research and practice models that may be vital to individual and public policy solutions.

The first chapter sets the stage by examining how Western culture approaches death. Issues of spirituality and children are discussed next, and the following chapters deal with childhood bereavement among latency-age children and adolescents. The role of culture and ethnicity are examined in the Latino and Black communities. Also, the conflicts and problems that new guardians face as they attempt to build new and secure relationships with grieving youngsters are addressed. The book ends with an examination of four projects that are reaching children and families and gives recommendations to practitioners. This book is an invaluable examination of a problem of growing social concern for social, medical, and mental health professionals, public policy analysts, and the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865692497
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1994
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Barbara Blum

The New Orphans and Grieving in the Time of AIDS by Carol Levine

Death and Bereavement by Barbara O. Dane

Suffer the Little Children: The Child and Spirituality in the AIDS Crisis by Kenneth J. Doka

Parental Loss and Latency Age Children by Karolynn Siegal and Barbara Freund

Adolescents and Parental Death from AIDS by Luis Zayas and Kathleen Romano

Latino Communities: Coping with Death by Esther Chachkes and Regina Jennings

Black American Communities: Coping with Death by Penelope Johnson-Moore and Lucretia J. Phillips

Bereavement and the New Guardians by Gary R. Anderson

Programs for Children and Adolescents by Diane Grodney

Appendix: Resource Guide

Index

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