Child Welfare

Child Welfare is a professional trade journal published bimonthly by the Child Welfare League of America, Inc., Arlington, Va. Founded in 1921, the journal provides policy, practice, and program information to professionals who work in the child welfare industry.

Articles from Vol. 77, No. 2, March/April

A Place Called HOPE: Group Psychotherapy for Adolescents of Parents with HIV/AIDS
Project HOPE is a psychosocial support program for noninfected children of HIV-positive parents. The challenges of starting and implementing the program's psychotherapy group for grieving adolescents, and clinical examples of group process and effective...
Correlates and Distribution of HIV Risk Behaviors among Homeless Youths in New York City: Implications for Prevention and Policy
Homeless youths are at high risk for poor health outcomes, including repeated exposure to STDs and high rates of unplanned pregnancies, untreated TB, HIV infection, and accelerated immune dysfunction associated with AIDS. This article examines the nature...
Custody Planning with HIV-Affected Families: Considerations for Child Welfare Workers
Most of the literature on permanency planning is based on the assumption that HIV-infected parents have custody of their children. A growing number of children entering child protective services, however, have an HIV-infected parent. Whether reunification...
Factors Associated with Parents' Decision to Disclose Their HIV Diagnosis to Their Children
Parents report that trying to decide whether or not to disclose their HIV diagnosis to their children is as emotionally charged as learning of the diagnosis itself. As part of a larger study, interviews were conducted with 17 parent-child dyads recruited...
HIV Infection and Children: A Medical Overview
A decade has passed since the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA) National Task Force on Children and HIV Infection published its Initial Guidelines on HIV Infection, a monograph that evolved in response to questions raised at a seminar sponsored...
HIV Prevention for Youths in Independant Living Programs: Expanding Life Options
The incidence of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection among adolescents is increasing. Youths who were abused and neglected and in out-of-home care are among those at highest risk of acquiring HIV The concurrence of sexual activity and school...
Improving Permanency Planning in Families with HIV Disease
This article describes two distinct service models developed for providing mental health and custodyplanning services to families with advanced HIV disease or AIDS. Project Talk uses cognitive behavior techniques with groups of parents and their teenage...
Introduction
In December 1982, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) began receiving the first reports of cases of children with HIV/AIDS. Since that time, the child welfare system, as well as other human service organizations, have been coping with and responding...
Parental Loss Due to HIV: Caring for Children as a Community Issue --the Rochester, New York Experience
The number of children in the United States who will lose a parent to AIDS is increasing. Permanency planning to help families affected by AIDS includes case management, mental health, medical care, child welfare, and legal services. These services are...
Preface
HIV/AIDS and Children, Youths, and Families: Lessons Learned is a special issue of Child Welfare intended as a resource to personnel within the child welfare field serving children and families whose lives are touched by HIV and AIDS. It is our hope...
Shared Experiences: Three Programs Serving HIV-Positive Youths
This article presents the major components of three models of linked psychosocial care for HIV-positive youths and youths at high risk for HIV infection: YouthCare (Seattle, Washington), TOPS Program (Bridgeport, Connecticut), and Boston HAPPENS (Boston,...
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