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NCJ Number: 122624 Find in a Library
Title: Three Model Pediatric AIDS Programs: Meeting the Needs of Children, Families, and Communities (From Children, Adolescents, and AIDS, P 25-60, 1989, Jeffrey M Seibert and Roberta A Olson, eds. -- See NCJ-122622)
Author(s): J M Seibert; A Garcia; M Kaplan; A Septimus
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 36
Sponsoring Agency: University of Nebraska Press
Lincoln, NE 68588-0484
Sale Source: University of Nebraska Press
312 N. 14th Street
Box 880484
Lincoln, NE 68588-0484
United States of America
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles have been among the metropolitan areas most affected by pediatric AIDS and have developed programs to provide psychosocial support and educational services to the families in addition to ongoing medical treatment.
Abstract: Program participants took part in a survey that gathered demographic information on project families and children, identified issues that caregivers face, and described the services that each project offered. Findings showed that HIV infection can place major stresses on a family system that is often already fragile. Caregivers experienced anxiety, depression, and grief and had problems in relationships with other family members. The issue of confidentiality was also a major concern. The programs provided social services, counseling, educational services to the parents, developmental and educational services to the children, and community education. Findings showed the need for expanded prevention efforts, efforts targeted to intravenous drug users, program evaluation, research, and long-range planning. Tables and 42 references.
Main Term(s): Children with AIDS/HIV
Index Term(s): California; Family support; Florida; New York
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