Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS : Legal Protections, Policy, and Programs by Theodore J. Stein | 9780195109429 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS : Legal Protections, Policy, and Programs

Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS : Legal Protections, Policy, and Programs

by Theodore J. Stein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195109422

ISBN-13: 9780195109429

Pub. Date: 11/06/1997

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Although AIDS was originally viewed as a disease afflicting only homosexual men and intravenous drug users, HIV infection is now rising most rapidly among heterosexual women. Present estimates show that pediatric AIDS cases have also increased: there are approximately 20,000 children with AIDS in the United States alone. As the disease continues to spread, most

Overview

Although AIDS was originally viewed as a disease afflicting only homosexual men and intravenous drug users, HIV infection is now rising most rapidly among heterosexual women. Present estimates show that pediatric AIDS cases have also increased: there are approximately 20,000 children with AIDS in the United States alone. As the disease continues to spread, most rapidly among women and racial minorities, social workers and other service providers are forced to confront a wide range of new public policy problems.
The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS examines the issues surrounding this growing epidemic, including discrimination in employment, housing, health care, and education, and explores such important topics as medical testing, confidentiality, reproductive freedom, income assistance, child welfare, and child custody. The text provides a comprehensive overview of public policy and legislation regarding these issues, focusing on the federal and state statutes that protect women and children with HIV and AIDS from discrimination. These statutes govern the operation of the public systems to which significant numbers of women with HIV and AIDS turn to for social services and financial, medical, and housing needs. The text also examines programs that affect the lives of women with children, such as child protective programs and foster care programs, and looks at specific issues of discrimination, including exclusion of children from regular classrooms; exclusion of women from experimental drug testing and research trials; and the denial of financial assistance to women because eligibility is based on signs and symptoms of HIV in men.
The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS provides detailed information on court decisions which have set the precedents for the way the system deals with the problems facing today's growing HIV and AIDS infected population. It also considers the impact of the increasing number of women turning to the public sector for assistance with financial and medical problems in an era of government retrenchment. Written in clear and accessible language, The Social Welfare of Women and Children with HIV and AIDS is vital reading for students and practitioners in social work, public health, and law and a valuable aid for students of women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195109429
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
11/06/1997
Series:
Child Welfare: A Series in Child Welfare Practice, Policy, and Research Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
1,026,685
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Key to Abbreviations
1. Introduction
Part I. The Emergence of AIDS in the United States and the Response of the Federal Government
Part II. The Emergence of HIV
2. The Policy Framework: Status Conferring Policies
Part I. Overview of Statutory Provisions
Part II. Statutory Terms and Their Application by the Courts
Part III. Summary
3. The Policy Framework: Benefit Conferring Policies
Part I. Financial Assistance
Part II. Medical Care
Part III. Social Services and Housing
Part IV. Summary
4. The Care of Children and the Child Welfare System
Part I. Child Care and Long-Range Planning
Part II. Child Welfare System
Part III. Summary
5. Confidentiality, Testing, and Reproductive Choice
Part I. Testing and Confidentiality
Part II. Testing and Confidentiality: The Legal Framework
Part III. Reproductive Choice
Part IV. Summary
6. Adolescents and HIV and AIDS: Population Demographics and Prevention Strategies
Part I. The Incidence and Prevalence of HIV and AIDS Among Adolescents
Part II. AIDS Education Programs
Part III. Summary and Conclusion
7. Welfare Reform and Its Effects on Women and Children with HIV and AIDS
Part I. Welfare Reform and the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Block Grant
Notes
Table of Cases
Bibliography

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