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Community beliefs, HIV stigma, and depression among adolescents living with HIV in rural Uganda

September 16, 2019

With antiretroviral therapy (ART) readily available, many perinatally infected youth are reaching adolescents. This qualitative study in Uganda asked some important questions about the psychosocial support that adolescents living with HIV receive and the impact that it has on their mental health and HIV treatment outcomes. Youth reported adversities such as negative community perceptions (perceived… View Article

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Advancing Protection and Care for Children in Adversity 2019-2023: A U.S. Government Strategy for International Assistance

July 1, 2019

The Strategy builds on three evidence-based objectives that inform the U.S. Government’s policies and programs to benefit the world’s most-vulnerable children. The objectives are (1) Build Strong Beginnings (2) Put Family First (3) Protect Children From Violence. The guiding principles for the strategy include: adapt approaches, strengthen systems, generate and use evidence-based information, create synergies,… View Article

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Prevalence of disability in HIV-infected children attending an urban paediatric HIV clinic in Johannesburg, South Africa

February 13, 2019

Children vertically infected with HIV have been shown to have developmental difficulties and disabilities. This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of disabilities among a group of HIV infected children in South Africa and whether they are being referred to and accessing support services. Of the 200 children whose parents were interviewed, 50.5% experienced disabilities,… View Article

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How to Engage Care Leavers in Care Reform

January 16, 2019

Changing the Way We Care is a global initiative led by Catholic Relief Services, Maestral International and the Lumos Foundation, that promotes the expansion of safe and stable family-based care while decreasing reliance on residential care facilities. The shift away from residential care facilities as the primary response for vulnerable children in crisis will require… 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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Resilience-based approaches for street-connected children exposed to sexual abuse & sexual exploitation

January 2, 2019

Led by Consortium for Street Children (CSC), “Building with Bamboo” is an international learning project exploring resilience-based approaches to working with street-connected children who are exposed to sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. The report shares learning from the second phase of the Building with Bamboo project which explored resilience-based practice in terms of how organizations work… View Article

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Health4All

November 12, 2018

This training guide intends to increase health care workers’ empathy, clinical knowledge and interpersonal skills in regard to key populations, in order to help provide high-quality and comprehensive services free of stigma and discrimination. The guide was written to support LINKAGES projects and is aimed at experienced trainers of health care workers who have a… View Article

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Webinar Slides: Addressing the Children of Key Populations

September 21, 2018

In conjunction with the release of guidance on Addressing the Children of Key Populations a webinar was held to give an overview of the new guidance, give examples of working models in three countries and discuss gaps through a West and Central Africa data review. The slide deck is viewable by clicking the “Preview” button.

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Addressing the Children of Key Populations

September 21, 2018

This guidance highlights key considerations for the design of effective treatment, care and support models targeting female sex workers and their children. It includes current working models from six countries and provides recommendations for monitoring and evaluation in key population programming.

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Approaching 2020: Scaling up key interventions for children and adolescents living with HIV

August 21, 2018

Global 2020 goals are on the horizon, yet progress in meeting those HIV goals for children and adolescent is not moving forward. The child survival working group launched a series of technical briefs on strategies for reaching this population called “Approaching 2020: Scaling up key interventions for children and adolescents living with HIV.” Find links… View Article

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