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Community Care for Orphans and Vulnerable Children: Working with Adult Groups (M0113)

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The resources and curricula presented here were developed to enable Peace Corps Volunteers and community counterparts to build a greater network of support for children affected by the AIDS crisis. Those who use this manual will arm themselves and others with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to bring families and communities together to care for orphans and vulnerable children. Caring for children takes a multi-sector approach. The Peace Corps believes that working through community groups, engaging adults and youth in meaningful activities, and facilitating discussions about the needs of caregivers and children will bring about a positive change for children who have lost a parent or are living in a situation that threatens their health, development, and well-being. In order to improve the lives of children, we must strengthen the systems that permeate their everyday lives, including the economic, psychosocial, health, nutrition, and education systems of a community. The resources and curricula presented here aim to address the needs of children affected by HIV/AIDS and are also generally applicable for children who are vulnerable due to any cause.

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  • Format: PDF
  • Authoring Organization: PC/Washington
  • Language: English
  • Sector: Health
  • Type: Peace Corps Official

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