A Generation at Risk
The Global Impact of HIV/AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children
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- Geoff Foster, Mutare Provincial Hospital, Zimbabwe
- Carol Levine, United Hospital Fund, New York
- Author: John Williamson, Displaced Children and Orphans Fund, USAID
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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.Read more
- Global approach, taking examples from Africa, North America and Asia
- Evidence-based research by a team of authoritative contributors
- Human rights approach which will appeal to nongovernment organizations, development agenicies and religious and humanitarian organizations
- 2006 Skipping Stones Honor Awards in Teaching Resources
Reviews & endorsements
"A Generation at Risk makes a huge contribution to our understanding of the impact of the HIV epidemic upon children. The book examines clearly and concisely the effect on children's lives in developed and developing countries. The authors rightly point out that children were neglected in early discussions on the epidemic. ... It is a 'must read' for those in the influence and enabling arenas, including nongovernmental organizations and ministries of health and education, who are making policy decisions on affected children's behalf."
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This book's editors and contributors address the growing problem of children affected by HIV/AIDS. With a focus on childhood rights, strengthening household income, international policy, and research priorities, this book will be useful to advanced students and scholars.
A highly recommended contribution to the literature for those seeking to understand more clearly the needs that children, families and communities face because of HIV and AIDS, and to develop more effective ways to assist them.
Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies
"This book has inspired me and will inspire those who read it to do everything in their power to advocate for children affected worldwide by HIVideally, so that they are not orphaned, by advocating for their mothers to have access to antiretroviral medication, but for those who are orphaned, for a strong, well-resourced support mechanism within the educational system. I highly recommend A Generation at Risk for doctors, nurses, and social workers who work with families affected by HIV. It is a "must read" for those in the influence and enabling arenas, including nongovernmental organizations and ministries of health and education, who are making policy decisions on affected children's behalf."
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- Date Published: November 2005
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511131349
- contains: 9 tables
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
Introduction: 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
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