Exploring the potential of a family-based prevention intervention to reduce alcohol use and violence within HIV-affected families in Rwanda

August 4, 2016
Authors: Sumona Chaudhury, et al.
Organization: AIDS Care

Harmful alcohol use, intimate partner violence and family conflict create a dysfunctional family environment which can have detrimental effects on children.  Each of these behaviors can be deeply entrenched and difficult to change; this study looked at the potential of a family-based intervention to reduce these behaviors.  The article describes the intervention and analysis for each of the outcome measures.  Results indicate that family-based interventions offer an opportunity to build on family strengths and support long term well being for vulnerable children.