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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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Checklist for monitoring the quality of child-friendly spaces and psychosocial support for children

September 17, 2018

This checklist will help people who provide psychosocial support to children or supervise child-friendly spaces to adhere to quality standards during program implementation.

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Measuring Children’s Psychosocial Well-being

September 17, 2018

This guidance helps field practitioners to develop a programmatically appropriate definition of psychosocial well‑being in relation to children, along with indicators that are responsive to that definition. It aids the selection of appropriate data collection methods and the development of corresponding data collection tools.

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Singing to the Lions: A Guide to Overcoming Fear and Violence in Our Lives

September 17, 2018

Singing to the Lions is a free training package (facilitator’s guide, supplement and video) by CRS, that is designed to help children and youth lessen the impact of violence and abuse in their lives. The main component is a three-day workshop where participants learn skills that can help them transform their lives and no longer feel dominated by fear. Although the workshop… View Article

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Framework for Strengthening Integration of Mental Health in Programs for Children Orphaned or Made Vulnerable by HIV (OVC)

September 6, 2018

Mental health is a fundamental component of adult, child and community health and well-being. When mental health is not considered or addressed, there can be significant impacts on an individual, the family and the community. This paper aims to provide a framework for existing OVC programs to consider and improve integration of mental health in… View Article

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