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Together now

April 2009

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Together Now’ is Alliance India's periodical newsletter. This issue focuses on psychosocial support in relation to support of people affected by HIV and AIDS including interventions that assist children and families to cope

Mainstreaming psychological care and support within paediatric HIV and AIDS treatment : for health care workers working with children and families affected by HIV and AIDS

May 2008

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The principle aim of this resource is to promote psychosocial care as a separate intervention in itself and proscribe methods of implementing it through a holistic, community based approach which adequately meets the needs of the recipients. The report is for health care workers working with children and families affected by HIV and AIDS

Theory to practice cards and checklists


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This is an introduction to the theory behind using picture cards as an educational and sensitisation tool with children affected by HIV and AIDS. It offers a detailed introduction to, and practical examples of, communicating with children and providing psychosocial support. The activities are set out clearly and are easy to follow and implement

Hero book anthology : a collection of hero stories from Southern Africa

MORGAN, Jonathan
June 2007

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This anthology provides an introduction to hero books, which are effectively REPSSI's evolution of memory books. Hero books aim to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of a child through providing a safe and secure format for children to contemplate their heroes, memories and aspirations. Children are encouraged to write/tell their own stories and in doing so the aim is to build their sense of resilience and better prepare them for the challenges they may face in relation to HIV and AIDS

Living with 'X': a body mapping journey in the time of HIV and AIDS|Facilitator's guide


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This is a manual for implementing coping strategies for people living with HIV and AIDS, through creating a relationship between art and the patient's body, leading to greater understand of the effects of the disease and stimulating creative responses to it. The methods detailed allow participants a means of expressing themselves non-verbally at first with an aim of building their confidence and sense of self-worth enough to allow them to vocalise their hopes and fears. The approach is implemented through group-work, it helps to build local psychosocial support networks


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