ERIC Number: ED374909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Head Start Service Guide for Children and Families with HIV or AIDS = Guia de Servicios para Ninos con V.I.H. Positivo y con Sindrome de Inmunodeficiencia Adquirida (S.I.D.A.) y sus Familias.
Puerto Rico Commonwealth Office of Children's Services and Community Development, Old San Juan.
This document provides guidelines and procedures, in Spanish and English, for Head Start teachers in taking care of children with AIDS, or children who are HIV positive, and their families. The goal of the guide is to maximize participation of infected children in the Head Start program. The guide presents activities in three main stages: pre-enrollment, direct services, and health education. In the pre-enrollment stage, an interdisciplinary team presents orientation to the children's parents, requests parents' written authorization to share the information and interviews with parents about their children's health. In the direct services stage, a nurse examines children's state of health, including physical, medical, and dental treatment. A nutritionist, food service personnel, and health services coordinator give instructions on food handling, sanitation, hand washing, and health guidelines. In the health education stage, the interdisciplinary team provides training for personnel, parents, and the community for the purpose of disseminating information about AIDS, diseases of children with AIDS, health, nutrition, and hygiene problems. Other program components, such as psychological and special services, are also discussed, along with the staff position responsible for implementation. Two appendixes contain the parent authorization form and a description of the role of the case management system, which offers or coordinates needed assistance services of children with HIV/AIDS. The Spanish version also contains a list of agencies providing HIV/AIDS services for children and their families and a brief outline of the Federal Privacy Act of 1974. (AP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Puerto Rico Commonwealth Office of Children's Services and Community Development, Old San Juan.
Identifiers - Location: Puerto Rico