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  1. Orphans of the HIV epidemic : unmet needs in six US cities.

    Article, Communication - En anglais

    International conference on biopsychoso cial aspects of HIV & AIDS. Brighton GBR, 1994/07/07.

    In the United States, an estimated 72,000-125,000 children and adolescents will lose their mothers to AIDS by the year 2000.

    Six cities have been particularly hard hit :

    • New York City,

    • Newark,

    • Miami,

    • San Juan,

    • Los Angeles, and Washington,

    • DC.

    The most urgent unmet needs for children, their families and new guardians are for mental health services, including breavement counselling ; transitional services to help overcome the loss of AIDS-related benefits following the parent's death ; legal services ; housing supports, and appropriate evaluations and referrals by juvenile justice and school staff to community-based services.

    Professional staff need additional training and support.

    Public policies and legal standards should stress a preference for maintaining children in their extended families, broadly defined, whenever possible.

    Much more needs to be done to improve the lives and futures of these youth.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Orphelin, Travail deuil, SIDA, Virose, Infection, Mère, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit, Effet psychologique, Organisation santé, Santé mentale, Service santé, Aide thérapeutique, Support social, Conseil psychologique, Enfant, Homme, Adolescent

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Mother, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency, Psychological effect, Public health organization, Mental health, Health service, Therapeutic assistance, Social support, Psychological counseling, Child, Human, Adolescent

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0220436

    Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 09/06/1995.