ERIC Number: ED389989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Counseling for Children who Have Lost Loved Ones to HIV/AIDS. Special Report.
Directions in Mental Health Counseling, v5 spec iss Dec 1995
As the AIDS epidemic continues, the number of children affected by AIDS continues to increase. Mental health professionals must begin to identify explicitly the special situational factors of AIDS and how they influence the grief process. In addition, the innovative use of mental health services must be considered, such as implementation of support groups for these children in nontraditional settings. Work with the extended family is critical because these adults represent the new caretaker to whom these children must attach and with whom they will identify. Topics covered in this special report are: grief work with children; children of parents with AIDS; and treatment considerations. Contains 13 references. (JBJ)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Children, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Death, Emotional Problems, Grief, Mental Health, Parent Child Relationship, Parents, Terminal Illness, Therapy
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Authoring Institution: Hatherleigh Co., Ltd., New York, NY.