ERIC Number: ED312027
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
AIDS and Child Care: A Booklet for Child Care Workers, Management Committees and Parents.
Fricke, Caroline; Glasson, Mark
This booklet provides Australians with basic information about the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Contents cover the definiton of AIDS, ways the disease is transmitted, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) antibody testing for adults and children, variations among children infected with HIV, information that HIV is not transmitted through the kind of casual contact that commonly occurs in child care settings, and the importance of hygiene in preventing the spread of AIDS in the child care setting. The section on hygiene gives particular attention to methods caregivers can use to deal with blood, saliva, tears, bites, faeces, urine, vomit, children's sex play, and the ritual by which children become blood brothers or sisters. Additional topics include: (1) the use of gloves; (2) reasons why individuals may or may not inform child care personnel about HIV infections; (3) development of child care policies on AIDS, hygiene, first aid, and the process of informing parents of common infectious diseases at the caregiving site. Concluding discussion asserts that a reasoned and sensible approach to the AIDS issue will provide great support to families affected by AIDS. Resources for further information are listed. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents
Authoring Institution: Community Child Care Co-op Ltd., Sydney (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia