ERIC Number: ED432113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jun-30
Multiple Risk Associated with Prenatal HIV Exposure: An Interagency, Community-Focused Demonstration (Project RISK). Final Report.
O'Donnell, Karen J.; Fair, Cynthia D.
This report describes the activities and outcomes of Project RISK, a 3+2 years service delivery demonstration and replication project that was based on the assumption that infants of HIV positive women are at significant developmental risk from prenatal exposure to HIV infection and, possibly, teratogenic drugs, as well as from the complex caregiving environments of families with HIV. Project Risk attempted to facilitate the transition of developmental and family coordination services from tertiary AIDS centers to community early intervention services. There were three components to the RISK model: (1) direct service to assess developmental status, risk, and needs for children and families and to provide support and intervention in the community for children referred to tertiary care hospitals for "exposed not infected" status; (2) to develop a model for providing linkage to community service agencies appropriate for child and family needs; and (3) to provide education in pediatric HIV risk and infection and associated developmental and family needs to community service agencies. Materials include a study on the community service utilization of families of young children who are exposed to HIV and a directory of service for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS in Wake County, North Carolina. (CR)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Delivery Systems, Disability Identification, Early Intervention, Family Programs, Infants, Inservice Education, Integrated Services, Models, Prenatal Drug Exposure, Prenatal Influences, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Referral, Toddlers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC. Medical Center.
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