A GLOBAL HUB
ON CHILDREN AND HIV
Our mission is to improve the lives of orphans and vulnerable
children through connecting the global community and providing
the most up-to-date information on HIV and other adversities.
Megan Collins for CRS
AREAS OF FOCUS
- CAPACITY BUILDING & SYSTEM STRENGTHENINGSystem strengthening includes building capacity of families, communities, civil society organizations and governments to provide social services, case management and referrals.
- CHILD PROTECTIONChild protection prevents and responds to abuse, exploitation and neglect, and family separation to ensure that children are cared for in a loving and supportive environment.
- ECONOMIC STRENGTHENINGEconomic strengthening interventions protect and strengthen the economic situation of households and empowers families to provide for the essential needs of their children.
- EDUCATIONEducation ensures children have access to a continuum of early childhood development opportunities, quality schools and life skills training to secure their future.
- HEALTH & NUTRITIONHealth and nutrition interventions for vulnerable children should provide a continuum of care that prevents and treats illness and promotes wellbeing for children and their families.
- PROGRAMMINGProgramming for vulnerable children includes general guidance on implementation, monitoring and evaluation and assuring quality services.
- PSYCHOSOCIAL SUPPORTPsychosocial support provides children and families with resources that build internal resilience for emotional, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
- SPECIAL POPULATIONSSpecial populations of children require additional support with individualized approaches for protection and inclusion.
HIV and Caregiver Common Mental Disorder: Synergistic Impacts on Child Development and Entry Points for InterventionsApril 13, 2018
For children to thrive they must have their needs met in multiple domains and across the life-course; yet, millions of children under the age of five will not meet their developmental potential. Part of the reason for this is due to the burden of HIV coupled with the high prevalence rate of common mental disorders… View ArticleRead more »
With individual and community resources often stretched to the breaking point by war, violence, natural disasters, HIV and AIDS, people need the information and skills to be able to plan a course of action. The “Journey of Life” curriculum of workshops is designed for communities wishing to support children in need and their caregivers. Using picture codes, personal testimonies and… View ArticleRead more »
How do you convince people that supporting vulnerable children is a good investment? 4Children Nigeria undertook a literature review of financing trends to look at the current gap in investment related to care and treatment for children living with or affected by HIV. Their results were published in this journal and used to advocate for… View ArticleRead more »
Can Family-Centered Programming Mitigate HIV Risk Factors Among Orphaned and Vulnerable Adolescents? Results from a Pilot Study in South AfricaApril 3, 2018
Let’s Talk is a family-centered adolescent HIV prevention program developed for use specifically in South Africa using key components adapted from programs successfully implemented in the US and South Africa. It was created to address individual HIV transmission risk factors common among orphaned and vulnerable adolescents, including elevated risk for poor psychological health. These efforts… View ArticleRead more »
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