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Entries in youth HIV (39)

Wednesday
Apr032013

THRIVE: Improving Early Childhood Development for Children Affected by HIV

THRIVE: Improving Early Childhood Development for Children Affected by HIV   

This brief describes CRS' THRIVE early childhood development project in Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. THRIVE is working to level the playing field for children affected by HIV through early childhood interventions. This three-year project provides 15,000 children under age 5 with a sustainable culture of care and support.

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Wednesday
Nov072012

Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Hope Among Vulnerable Adolescents Affected by HIV and Participating in Community-Based Savings and Lending Groups in Rural Nyanga District, Zimbabwe

Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy and Hope Among Vulnerable Adolescents Affected by HIV and Participating in Community-Based Savings and Lending Groups in Rural Nyanga District, Zimbabwe   

Do adolescents who participate in savings groups have more self-esteem, self-efficacy and hope? Research in Zimbabwe suggests that yes, they do. Savings groups may provide a way for adolescents to address immediate financial concerns and build mental health resilience for the future.

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Tuesday
Jul192011

A Review of CRS' Programs for Children Living with HIV 

A qualitative analysis

This report highlights Catholic Relief Services’ contributions to programs that support comprehensive services for children infected with HIV.

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Wednesday
May252011

My Skills, My Money, My Brighter Future in Rwanda: An Assessment of Economic Strengthening Interventions for Adolescent Girls

To respond to the OVC crisis in Rwanda, CRS and our Caritas partners implemented a five-year program that provided caregivers and children a range of services: education support, health care and HIV education, protection, psychosocial support, food security and nutrition assistance, and economic strengthening. Interventions examined here include vocational training, savings and internal lending communities, biointensive gardens and small-animal husbandry.

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Wednesday
May252011

My Skills, My Money, My Brighter Future in Zimbabwe: An Assessment of Economic Strengthening Interventions for Adolescent Girls

This project was designed to improve the economic status, food security, health and psychosocial well-being of out-of-school (or at risk of being out-of-school) adolescents. The assessment evaluates three economic strengthening approaches: (1) vocational training, (2) Junior Farmer Field and Life Schools and (3) Savings and Internal Lending Communities.

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Thursday
Feb032011

Faster Reporting, Reducing Errors, and Creating a Community Record: Improving OVC Programming with Mobile Reporting

CRS Tanzania’s OVC project is looking at how mobile technologies may improve data collection efficiency and accuracy over traditional pen and paper methods when used by community volunteers to monitor project beneficiaries.

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Wednesday
Feb022011

OVC Wellbeing Tool 

A self-report measure meant for individuals aged 13-18 that provides a fast, easy method of securing data about the overall wellbeing of children in OVC programs.

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Friday
Jan282011

Mobilizing Ethiopian Idirs

Capitalizing on Traditional Burian Societies to Serve the Living

Idirs are traditional Ethiopian burial societies that help member’s families bury their dead. Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has capitalized on idirs, by reaching groups with HIV prevention messages that have transformed idirs into community change agents that care for and support orphans and vulnerable children (OVC).

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC)

The key to helping Zimbabwean orphans, vulnerable children and youth

Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) are helping youth in Zimbabwe develop basic skills in financial management. Youth participating in SILC are also learning to appreciate the importance of saving for emergencies and investments. This poster outlines how the SILC process works and how it is being used by youth in Zimbabwe.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

The Kibara Mission Hospital HIV Project, Tanzania

Phase II: Savings and Internal Lending Communities

CRS Tanzania’s HIV and MF project was recently featured in the SEEP Network’s “Promising Practices” series. This case study describes the role that savings and internal lending approaches to microfinance has played in strengthening the economic wellbeing of HIV affected households.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Improving the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children through Psychosocial Support

Individual counseling for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) is not possible and may not even be necessary for each child, so how do we improve the emotional, mental and spiritual lives of OVC? This fact sheet outlines the broad forms of psychosocial support that are provided by CRS and partners through the PEPFAR-funded OVC program.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Moving toward Complete Family Care: Integrating OVC Services with HIV Treatment in Haiti

CRS has been supporting a President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) antiretroviral therapy program at Bethel Clinic, operated by The Salvation Army, in the Nippes Department of Haiti since 2004. In 2006 the PEPFAR OVC program began discussing a joint OVC/ART program which would promote high quality health care for all children living with HIV-infected adults. The integration of these programs was intended to enhance CRS-Haiti’s ability to provide a continuum of care for people living with HIV and AIDS within a community setting. This fact sheet outlines the process and outcomes of integration of these programs in Haiti.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Highlights from Catholic Relief Services OVC PEPFAR Track 1 Programs

This brochure features highlights from CRS OVC PEPFAR Track 1 Programs.

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Tuesday
Jan182011

A tool for assessing changes in OVC wellbeing over time: longitudinal data from a child’s perspective 

One challenge facing orphan and vulnerable children (OVC) programs is assessing program impact on a child’s overall wellbeing. OVC programming is often multisectoral in nature and difficult to assess, as it addresses so many facets of child wellbeing. This poster outlines an OVC Wellbeing Tool developed by Catholic Relief Services to assess self-reported child wellbeing by measuring 10 domains (food/nutrition, education shelter, economic opportunities, protection, mental health, family, health, spirituality, and community cohesion).

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Tuesday
Jan182011

Guidelines for Establishing and Operating Successful Support Groups for People Living with HIV

Catholic Relief Services conducted research with more than 10 organizations in Zimbabwe to understand the keys to formation and operation of successful support groups. This booklet articulates a set basic guidelines developed as a result of that effort. The audience is people living with HIV who belong to support groups or who want to form support groups, as well as the non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, and health facilities that help to establish and operate such groups.

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