Catalogue by authors / Relative foster parents of HIV-affected children

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ISS/IRC Code TOOL-ADOPT ENG-076
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Title Relative foster parents of HIV-affected children
Author MASON Sally
Generic unit Child Welfare, vol. 81, n° 4, ISSN: 0009-4021

General information
Date published/issue 00-00-2002
Date received 00-00-0000
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Publisher Child Welfare League of America http://www.cwla.org/
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Page 541-
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Type of material Monograph
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Document description Research
Country concerned UNITED STATES
Index Family-origin
Foster-care
Foster-care-dom
Aids
Free text The HIV epidemic is one of the reasons for an increase in relative foster care. Most children of HIV-infected parents are not infected, but both the children and their caregivers are affected by the parent’s illness. Twenty-eight caregivers participated in an exploratory, qualitative study of the permanency planning needs of HIV-affected relative foster parents. Of the caregivers, 17 disclosed that foster child’s parents were HIV-infected; 11 caregivers did not report HIV infection in immediate family. HIV-affected caregivers’ greatest need was a more adequate response from social workers and therapy services for the children; no affected caregivers needed financial assistance most. More HIV- affected caregivers were considering permanency than non affected caregivers. Child welfare workers and relative foster parents need training on HIV’s effect on the families so that appropriate services can be accessed as early as possible

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Degree of interest Of interest
Work area Social work -->
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