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Brackis-Cott, Elizabeth; Mellins, Claude Ann; Dolezal, Curtis; Spiegel, Dina – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
Rates of mental health problems in mothers and children in families affected by maternal HIV as compared to those not affected by maternal HIV but living in similar inner-city, low-SES, primarily ethnic-minority neighborhoods were examined. In addition, correspondence between mother and child mental health was explored. Interviews were conducted…
Descriptors: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Neighborhoods, Mothers, Mental Health
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Lewis, Linwood J.; Mellins, Claude A.; Brackis-Cott, Elizabeth – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2006
This cross-sectional study examined the relationship among maternal HIV, pubertal development, gender, ethnicity, and spirituality and adolescent participation in sexual possibility situations (SPSs) and in sexual activity. SPSs are social encounters with cross-gender peers that afford the opportunity to engage in sexual activity. Heterosexual…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Mothers, Adolescents
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O'Sullivan, Lucia F.; Dolezal, Curtis; Brackis-Cott, Elizabeth; Traeger, Lara; Mellins, Claude A. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2005
Little is known about how mothers living with HIV communicate to their children about HIV risk. The current study explored communication between mothers and children about prevention and risk behaviors, the impact of maternal HIV infection and child knowledge of HIV, and concordance in reports from mothers and their children. The sample comprised…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Prevention, Risk, Urban Areas
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Brackis-Cott, Elizabeth; Mellins, Claude Ann; Block, Megan – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2003
This study examined influences of maternal HIV on concerns among inner-city minority families. Findings indicated that beyond concerns reported by early adolescent children of HIV-negative mothers, concerns of children of HIV-positive mothers included mothers' sickness and death, adult responsibilities, and uncertainty about their futures.…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, Adolescent Attitudes, Anxiety, Black Family