“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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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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Social Support and School Outcomes of Adolescents Orphaned and Made Vulnerable by HIV/AIDS Living in South Western Uganda

March 7, 2018

The objective of this study is to gain an understanding of the role of social support from multiple sources, including the extended family, caregivers, classmates, peers and teachers, in improving the school outcomes of children orphaned by AIDS in Uganda.

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DRC national guideline to inform responses to street-connected adolescents

November 9, 2017

This guideline was developed with and for the DRC Ministry of Social Affairs (MINAS) to inform interventions and services that aim to respond to the needs of street-connected adolescents, in particular girls, and with specific attention to HIV-related vulnerabilities.

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Scaling a waterfall: a meta-ethnography of adolescent progression through the stages of HIV care in sub-Saharan Africa

November 7, 2017

While access to HIV testing and treatment has been a success story, globally, adolescents are being left behind with AIDS-related mortality among adolescents increasing from 2007-2012 by 50%, with over 90% of these deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. This meta-analysis of 24 qualitative studies looked at the prominent reasons that adolescents are not accessing care… View Article

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Video: Turning a disability into a super-ability

November 2, 2017

Josh has turned his disability into a super-ability. Learn how CRS and Special Olympics are starting early and helping others like Josh.

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Interactive map of organizations working on Children’s Care

September 20, 2017

The Interactive Map allows you to navigate through the resources in the BCN Library and online database by clicking on different areas of a World Map to find resources related to a particular region or country.

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Policy Brief: Palliative Care for Children Living with HIV/AIDS

August 7, 2017

In 2015 an estimated 1.8 million children under 15 years of age were living with HIV but only 49% had access to lifesaving medicines. Thus, there is an unmet need for palliative care for children living with HIV and AIDS. The International Children’s Palliative Care Network and RIATT-ESA have released a policy brief with key… View Article

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Longitudinal development of cognitive, visuomotor and adaptive behavior skills in HIV uninfected children, aged 3–5 years of age, exposed pre- and perinatally to anti-retroviral medications

August 7, 2017

The success of prevention of mother-to-child transmission programs means that more babies are being born HIV-free, however, little is known about the developmental outcomes for children who are HIV-uninfected (HEU) but who have been exposed to antiretrovirals early in life. A recent systematic review of the psychological functioning of children exposed to HIV recommended an… View Article

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Sexual Behavior among Orphaned Adolescents in Western Kenya: A Comparison of Institutional- and Family-Based Care Settings

March 17, 2017

The OSCAR project (Orphaned and Separated Children’s Assessment Related to the their Health and Well-Being) is a longitudinal cohort evaluating the effects of living in different care environments on the physical and mental health outcomes of orphaned and separated children aged 10-18 years. Baseline data from OSCAR of a cohort of 1,365 orphaned adolescents aged… View Article

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