ERIC Number: ED341184
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Family-Centered Comprehensive Care for Children with HIV Infection: A Guide.
Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
This document is designed to assist state and local program administrators in responding to the need for comprehensive care for children (specifically children under the age of 13) and child-rearing families affected by Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The document is based on the premise that HIV infection in children must be seen as a family-based issue, involving parents, siblings, and extended family, and the premise that all families have strengths that professionals can build upon to empower and assist them in the care of their children. The document defines the scope of the problem; outlines the elements of comprehensive family-centered care (prevention, testing and counseling, integrated medical care, developmental and educational services, mental health assessments and interventions, basic support services, and social and legal services); describes how to organize these elements into a coordinated system; and suggests ways to finance community-based care programs through federal resources, state action, and private funding. Four case studies of state and local comprehensive care systems (from New Jersey, South Texas, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia) outline the way in which government, community, and private resources have been interwoven to make the system work. Appendices list many print and organizational resources. (JDD)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Case Studies, Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Financial Support, Medical Services, Prevention, Program Development, Social Services
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Policy Coordinator for AIDS, Office of the Surgeon General, HHH Building, Room 718E, Washington, DC 20201.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Public Health Service (DHHS), Rockville, MD.