By John Williamson, Geoff Foster, Carol Levine
Thousands of kids all over the world were orphaned or made susceptible via the HIV/AIDS epidemic. notwithstanding, whereas there was major motion within the previous few years via governments, foreign organisations, spiritual our bodies, and nongovernmental corporations, the majority of youngsters made susceptible by way of AIDS haven't benefited from any assistance past their very own nuclear family and group. This volume's insightful views from skilled execs tackle those kid's wishes in schooling, neighborhood mobilization and capability development, monetary strengthening at loved ones and group degrees, psychosocial aid, and civil rights.
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Others given priority include children who have lost one parent and have no assistance from the extended family, and children living in a grandmother-headed household. Some of the children deemed to be the most vulnerable might not necessarily be orphans: children with a parent who is terminally ill, for example, or whose mother is ill and whose father is rarely at home or has remarried. Sometimes children whose parents are alive are referred to as orphans in the local language because of their dire situation.
Such preparation raises their awareness of the needs and rights of children who have lost their parents. In the context of P1: GFZ 0521652642c01 28 CB923B/Foster 0 521 65264 2 September 17, 2005 15:14 Stanley Ngalazu Phiri and David Tolfree AIDS, it is likely that this will also involve promoting an understanding of the emotional issues faced by children who may have watched their parents die, and who may need emotional support to grieve and come to terms with their changed situation. It is also helpful if preparation includes a consideration of the behavioral reactions of children to death, loss, and change, and addresses the skills and techniques required to manage these behaviors.
Building an effective response The way a problem is understood influences what is done about it. The starting point for developing effective responses to the impacts of the pandemic on children is recognizing that families and communities are the first line of response (see Chapter 1). Whether or not outside bodies intervene, families and communities will be dealing with the impacts of AIDS, often with great difficulty. Consequently, governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), religious bodies, and others will have significant, sustainable impacts on children’s safety and well-being to the extent that they strengthen the ongoing capacities of affected families and communities to protect and care for their vulnerable children.
A Generation at Risk: The Global Impact of HIV AIDS on Orphans and Vulnerable Children by John Williamson, Geoff Foster, Carol Levine