PREVIEW

Let’s Stop Trying to Quantify Household Vulnerability: The Problem With Simple Scales for Targeting and Evaluating Economic Strengthening Programs

April 20, 2018

Economic strengthening practitioners are increasingly seeking data collection tools that will help them target households vulnerable to HIV and poor child well-being outcomes, match households to appropriate interventions, monitor their status, and determine readiness for graduation from project support. This article discusses efforts in 3 countries to develop simple, valid tools to quantify and classify… View Article

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HIV and Caregiver Common Mental Disorder: Synergistic Impacts on Child Development and Entry Points for Interventions

April 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 Article

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“Journey of Life” Community Workshops to Support Caregivers and Children in need

April 12, 2018

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 Article

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A Case for Investing in HIV-Sensitive Social Services for Vulnerable Children in Nigeria

April 12, 2018

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 Article

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Can Family-Centered Programming Mitigate HIV Risk Factors Among Orphaned and Vulnerable Adolescents? Results from a Pilot Study in South Africa

April 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 Article

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Interventions to Improve Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence Among Adolescents in Low-and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of the Literature

March 27, 2018

This article is a systematic review of the peer-reviewed and grey literature published between 2010 and 2015 to identify interventions designed to improve antiretroviral adherence among adults and adolescents in low- and middle-income countries. The authors conducted searches on PubMed, Web of Science, Popline, the AIDSFree Resource Library, and the USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse to… View Article

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Child Protection Case Management Operations Manual

March 12, 2018

This Manual includes background information, standard operating procedures with documentation tools and job aids on case management. It aims to support social workers from the Ministry of Gender Equality and Child Welfare in Namibia in their daily work to effectively support vulnerable children and families with user-friendly guidance in case management. The last job aid… View Article

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Referral mechanisms for children orphaned or made vulnerable by HIV

March 9, 2018

The timely referral of children to necessary services within and between different sectors (e.g., health, education, social services) is critical for effectively preventing and responding to the multiple vulnerabilities faced by children and families affected by HIV and other adversities. This brief of referral mechanisms within the context of OVC programs describes the different types… View Article

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Working in partnership to improve children’s safety and well-being: The May’khethele Programme in South Africa

March 9, 2018

The case study is one in a series of case studies highlighting different aspects of a case management system and referral mechanisms utilized by OVC programs. The overall objectives of the case study are to highlight and help promote good practice related to referral mechanisms within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming. This case study… View Article

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Using a systems approach at the community-level in a human resource constrained context: The YouthPower Action Project in Mozambique

March 9, 2018

The case study is one in a series of case studies highlighting different aspects of a case management system and referral mechanisms utilized by OVC programs. The overall objectives of the case study are to highlight and help promote good practice related to referral mechanisms within orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) programming. This case study… View Article

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