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Children caring for parents with HIV and AIS : global issues and policy responses

Author: Ruth Evans; Saul Becker
Publisher: Bristol, U.K. : Policy Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This groundbreaking book focuses on the experiences and perspectives of children and young people who care for a parent with HIV in the global North and South. Drawing on in-depth qualitative research from the UK and Tanzania, the book presents a unique insight into the similarities and differences in children's and parents' experiences across diverse socioeconomic, cultural and welfare contexts."--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Evans; Saul Becker
ISBN: 9781847420213 9781847420220 1847420214 1847420222
OCLC Number: 1001722641
Description: xvii, 350 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Children's and young people's caring responsibilities within the family --
2. HIV and the family --
3. Reflexivity, methodology and ethics : the research process --
4. Living with HIV and the effects on family life : parents' narratives --
5. Children's and young people's care work in households affected by HIV and AIDS --
6. Resilience and impacts of care work for individual young people and their families --
7. Resilience and impacts of young people's care work within the school and wider community --
8. The role of formal safety nets in building children's and families resilience --
9. Global and local processes influencing young people's caring roles in families affected by HIV and AIDS --
10. Responding to the support needs of children and young people caring for parents with HIV.
Responsibility: Ruth Evans and Saul Becker.

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The book makes a significant contribution to the growing research evidence on children and young people with caring responsibilities ('young carers') and the impacts of HIV/AIDS on families globally,  Read more...

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"Governments and NGOs must act to provide support to children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS, recognising their special role as young carers. The recommendations in this groundbreaking, Read more...

 
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