Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847420213 Published March 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781847420220 Published March 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS

Global issues and policy responses

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

368 pages
Paper $39.95 ISBN: 9781847420213 Published March 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $85.00 ISBN: 9781847420220 Published March 2009 For sale in North and South America only
This ground-breaking 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 socio-economic, cultural and welfare contexts.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 and AIDS on families globally. It examines caring relationships within families affected by HIV and AIDS; the outcomes of caregiving; children's and families' resilience; the factors influencing whether children become involved in care work; and local and global policy responses. It also provides insight into the perspectives of parents living with HIV and service providers working with families.This book will be of interest to policy makers and practitioners in the field of HIV and AIDS, and to researchers, academics and students concerned with international development, social policy, human geography, childhood and youth studies, social work, health and social care, education, children's services and nursing and palliative care.
Contents
Children's and young people's caring responsibilities within the family
HIV and the family
Reflexivity, methodology and ethics: the research process
Living with HIV and the effects on family life: parents' narratives
Children's and young people's care work in households affected by HIV and AIDS
Resilience and impacts of care work for individual young people and their families
Resilience and impacts of young people's care work within the school and wider community
The role of formal safety nets in building children's and families' resilience
Global and local processes influencing young people's caring roles in families affected by HIV and AIDS
Responding to the support needs of children and young people caring for parents with HIV
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