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Randomized controlled trial of a home-visiting intervention on infant cognitive development in peri-urban South Africa

June 12, 2019

The purpose of this study was to examine whether a home visiting intervention had the same affect on improving caregiving quality with mothers who expressed a depressed mood at birth. Mothers were randomly assigned to home visiting or standard postnatal care and their interaction with children was assessed three years post-partum. Findings showed that home… View Article

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Task-shifted interventions for depression delivered by lay primary health-care workers in low-income and middle-income countries

May 17, 2019

As we think more and more about how to integrate mental health support in OVC programs, the results of a cluster-randomised trial in Nigeria showed that task-shifted interventions delivered by lay health workers were associated with remission in more than three-quarters of patients with moderate to severe depression. The two interventions they tried were: Fully… View Article

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Multiplication effect of sequencing life skills and social asset interventions

May 1, 2019

Through the DREAMS partnership in Lesotho, four organizations provide a core package of services and ensure that all enrolled adolescent girls and young women receive all services. Through CRS, the 4Children program is responsible for three linked elements: building social assets, strengthening families through social protection, strengthening families through positive parenting. These interventions are overlapping… View Article

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Building trust and mutual respect: strengthening families through the Rethabile “happy together” parenting program

May 1, 2019

The Rethabile positive parenting activity is being run by 4Children Lesotho with caregivers and teens ages 9 to 24 for the purpose of reducing harsh parenting practices (i.e., violence) and improving positive parenting practices. By promoting adult–child communication around topics such as HIV and AIDS prevention, and exploring models of family-focused violence prevention and support,… View Article

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Examining the relationship of social support and family cohesion on ART adherence among HIV-positive adolescents in southern Uganda: baseline findings

February 19, 2019

While evidence supports the importance of social support for ART adherence in adults, less is known about the relationship between social support and family cohesion in adolescent adherence. Using data from a five-year randomized clinical trial in southern Uganda and self reports from 702 clients in 39 clinics, this study measured social support, family cohesion and… View Article

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Disclosure of HIV Status Toolkit for Pediatric and Adolescent Populations

February 5, 2019

This toolkit was designed to give general guidance to health care workers in disclosure of HIV status with pediatric and adolescent populations. The document contains tools to build the capacities of health care staff, caregivers, and pediatric/adolescent partners themselves, to deliver successful and informed disclosure. Job aids include guidance and checklists for a variety of audiences… View Article

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Adolescent Treatment Literacy Guide For Use in Support Group Settings

January 11, 2019

The Adolescent Treatment Literacy Guide was developed to help adolescents understand HIV, antiretroviral (ARV) regimens, and the importance of adherence to HIV care and treatment. The guide also aims to help adolescents understand the importance of taking control of their lives, set life goals, and achieve their full potential alongside management of this chronic condition…. View Article

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Resource Compendium for Integration of Early Childhood Development into Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)

January 10, 2019

With support from USAID, the Coordinating Comprehensive Care for Children Project (4Children) was tasked with reviewing and documenting opportunities to integrate early childhood development (ECD) into HIV programming. Written for USAID and PEPFAR implementing partners, with a focus on OVC practitioners, this is a user-friendly compendium of current resources, information and job aids for early childhood… View Article

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Feasibility study of an online support group intervention (SMART Connections) among adolescents living with HIV in Nigeria: Key findings

December 18, 2018

YouthPower implemented a structured support group intervention, SMART (Social Media to promote Adherence and Retention in Treatment) Connections, to be delivered online to improve retention in HIV services and ART adherence among adolescents living with HIV, ages 15-19 years, enrolled in ART services in Nigeria. The study found this online support group intervention delivered through “secret”… View Article

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Parenting for Lifelong Health: Supporting Families in Low-Resource Settings

October 17, 2018

The Oxford Research Center just released a new policy brief on the randomized control trial results of the Parenting for Lifelong Health (“Sinovuyo”) program for caregivers of adolescents. This brief describes the policy issue, intervention, methods and results.  

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