ERIC Number: ED367941
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Survey of North Carolina's Country Directors of Social Services Concerning Future Service and Training Needs Related to HIV/AIDS.
Listokin, Monica; Relos, Ruth
The Community Services Branch of the Family Services Section of the North Carolina Department of Social Services (DSS) surveyed all 100 DSS county directors to determine if directors saw HIV/AIDS as a problem now and/or as a potential problem in 5 years. Forty-one percent of the directors indicated an immediate need for difficult-to-provide services such as residential placement for both children and adults diagnosed with AIDS and the reluctance of social workers, daycare, and homecare providers to work with these clients. Ninety-three percent of the county directors believe that by 1997 clients with HIV/AIDS will place large demands on their services. Some of the specific areas to be affected include children and adult services, Medicaid, and transportation. Most directors said that their staff had received basic training on the transmission and prevention of AIDS, but many of the directors expressed a need for training assistance for new employees. The survey lists the types of training desired by directors along with a list of recommendations and contains an appendix which lists the names, addresses and phone numbers of HIV/AIDS contact people for all of North Carolina's County DSS. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Social Services, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina