Articles by Keyword: Orphans And Vulnerable Children

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  1. Psychological Distress in Orphan, Vulnerable Children and Non-Vulnerable Children in High Prevalence HIV/AIDS Communities

    Psychological Distress in Orphan, Vulnerable Children and Non-Vulnerable Children in High Prevalence HIV/AIDS Communities

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: Journal of Psychology in Africa
    The degree of psychological distress and access social support is investigated in children (n = 741) living in nine high prevalence HIV/AIDS communities. They comprised (i) vulnerable, maternally-orphaned (n = 319); (ii) vulnerable and not orphaned (n = 276); and...
  2. Breaking the silence: using memory books as a counselling and succession-planning tool with AIDS-affected households in Uganda

    Breaking the silence: using memory books as a counselling and succession-planning tool with AIDS-affected households in Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article reviews the experience of NACWOLA and Save the Children (UK) in using 'memory books' in AIDS-affected households in Uganda from the mid-1990s to the present. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with key stakeholders in early 2004, including NACWOLA...
  3. 'But where are our moral heroes?' An analysis of South African press reporting on children affected by HIV/AIDS

    'But where are our moral heroes?' An analysis of South African press reporting on children affected by HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Messages conveyed both explicitly and implicitly in the media play an important role in shaping the public's understanding of issues, as well as in shaping associated policy, programmes and popular responses to these issues. This paper applies discourse analysis to...
  4. What do Tanzanian children worry about?

    What do Tanzanian children worry about?

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This paper explores the worries of children in a sample of 8- to 15-year-old children, drawn from three primary schools on the outskirts of Moshi, Tanzania. Data about children's worries were collected by two methods. First, lists of worries were...
  5. Beyond liminality: orphanhood and marginalisation in Botswana

    Beyond liminality: orphanhood and marginalisation in Botswana

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    For children, the death of a parent initiates a rite of passage, a three-stage process: separation from their status as 'son' or 'daughter', a period of liminality with rituals of mourning, burial and interment, and finally re-aggregation into a re-formed...
  6. The children left to stand alone

    The children left to stand alone

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Drawing upon ethnographic fieldwork in Seke, a semi-rural area outside Harare, Zimbabwe, this paper explores the social mechanism behind the seeming invisibility of children left on their own and how this form of 'invisibility' challenges established notions of childhood, parenthood,...
  7. Young Malawians on the interaction between mental health and HIV/AIDS

    Young Malawians on the interaction between mental health and HIV/AIDS

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Previous research has identified high levels of mental health problems among people affected by HIV. This study surveys specifically adolescents in southern Malawi on their experience of the impacts of living with HIV or AIDS on one's mental health. At...
  8. Positive care? HIV and residential care for children in South Africa

    Positive care? HIV and residential care for children in South Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Responses to the HIV epidemic leading to an increase in the number of residential care facilities for children across sub-Saharan Africa have prompted concerns that large numbers of orphaned children are being placed in institutional care. There is little empirical...
  9. Resilience through participation and coping-enabling social environments: the case of HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa

    Resilience through participation and coping-enabling social environments: the case of HIV-affected children in sub-Saharan Africa

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    Many children and youths living in low-resource and high-HIV-prevalence communities in sub-Saharan Africa are presented with daily hardships that few of us can even imagine. It is therefore no surprise that most research reporting on the experiences of HIV-affected children...
  10. Safeguarding inheritance and enhancing the resilience of orphaned young people living in child- and youth-headed households in Tanzania and Uganda

    Safeguarding inheritance and enhancing the resilience of orphaned young people living in child- and youth-headed households in Tanzania and Uganda

    Item type: Journal Article • Journal: African Journal of AIDS Research
    This article explores the resilience of orphaned young people in safeguarding physical assets (land and property) inherited from their parents and sustaining their households without a co-resident adult relative. Drawing on the concept of resilience and the sustainable livelihoods framework,...