Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Childrenby Geoff Foster, John Williamson
Pub. Date: 09/30/2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Millions of children worldwide have been orphaned or made vulnerable by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, while there has been significant action in the last few years by governments, international organizations, religious bodies, and nongovernmental organizations, the vast majority of children made vulnerable by AIDS have not benefited from any assistance beyond their… See more details below
Millions of children worldwide have been orphaned or made vulnerable by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. However, while there has been significant action in the last few years by governments, international organizations, religious bodies, and nongovernmental organizations, the vast majority of children made vulnerable by AIDS have not benefited from any assistance beyond their own extended family and community. This volume's insightful perspectives from experienced professionals address these children's needs in education, community mobilization and capacity building, economic strengthening at household and community levels, psychosocial support, and civil rights.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction: HIV/AIDS and its long-term impact on children Carol Levine, Geoff Foster and John Williamson; 1. Family and community-based care for children affected by HIV/AIDS: strengthening the frontline response Stanley Ngalazu Phiri and David Tolfree; 2. Strengthening households and communities: the key to reducing the economic impacts of HIV/AIDS on children and families Jill Donahue; 3. The educational system's response to the needs of orphans and children affected by HIV/AIDS Michael J. Kelly; 4. Psychosocial impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on children and youth Laurie Bauman and Stefan Germann; 5. Human rights and children affected by HIV/AIDS Sofia Gruskin and Daniel Tarantola; 6. Religion and responses to orphans in Africa Geoff Foster; 7. Making the right choices: protecting Asian-Pacific children and young people from HIV and its impacts Tim Brown and Werasit Sittitrai; 8. Troubled tapestries: children, families, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States Barbara H. Draimin and Warren A. Reich; 9. Interventions to support children affected by HIV/AIDS: priority areas for future research Douglas Webb; 10 Finding a way forward: reducing the impacts of HIV/AIDS on vulnerable children and families John Williamson; Chronology of important events; Resource guide; Index.
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