Handbook on Counselling and Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents Living with and Affected by HIV in Africa

The African Network for the Care of Children Affected by AIDS (ANECCA) developed the Handbook on Counselling and Psychosocial Care for Children and Adolescents Living with and Affected by HIV in Africa, with support from the Strengthening High Impact Interventions for an AIDS-free Generation (AIDSFree) Project, implemented by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) with funding from USAID/PEPFAR, as a comprehensive guide for the Health Care Providers (HCPs) who work in counselling and psychological care of children and adolescents. The Handbook includes information on HIV clinical care; growth and development; mental health; child protection; counselling and communication; disclosure; loss, grief, and bereavement; adherence; sexual and reproductive health; transition of care; support systems; and monitoring and evaluation of psychosocial services. The material provided in the Handbook aims to equip HCPs with important information that will help them to maximise resiliency, minimise risk factors, and promote positive personal growth among the children and adolescents they care for who are living with or affected by HIV.

Published 2019-01-17