"Finally, a book devoted to the needs of children and adolescents facing HIV/AIDS. The challenges for these families, particularly those of the inner city and minorities, have been shamefully neglected. Clearly written and comprehensive, this book provides an empowering systems framework. Boyd-Franklin, Steiner, Boland, and other contributing authors skillfully guide professionals to meet the complex medical, cultural, and psychosocial needs of these families. This outstanding book is a must for all health and mental health professionals working with HIV/AIDS." --John S. Rolland, MD, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Co-Director, Center for Family Health, University of Chicago, Author of "Families, Illness, and Disability; An Integrative Treatment Model"
"The authors have detailed a comprehensive blueprint for caring for children and families with AIDS. In addition to placing the disease and its manifestations in a broad epidemiological and psychosocial context, they and their collaborators have constructed a well crafted approach to developing a multidisciplinary approach to the care of infants, children, adolescents, women, and families. From the supportive care of individuals to the development of support groups for children or care providers, the authors offer guidance based on models that have worked. Family-centered care is important for optimal health care. Although it is a necessity for children with AIDS, the principles of family-centered care are applicable to many other diseases and the principles offered in "Children, Families and HIV/AIDS: Psychosocial and Psychotherapeutic Issues "are relevant to all who care for children with serious disease." --Philip A. Pizzo, MD, Chief of Pediatrics, Head, Infectious Disease Section, National Cancer Institute, Professor of Pediatrics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
"This book is another important addition to the growing but still young body of literature about children
About the Author
Nancy Boyd-Franklin, Ph.D., is a Professor and teacher at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology For the last 6 years, she has been a consultant to the Children's Hospital AIDS Program (CHAP) and the National Pediatric HIV Resource Center in Newark, New Jersey. The author of the highly acclaimed "Black Families in Therapy: A Multisystems Approach," she is a nationally recognized author on issues such as ethnicity, African American families, Family Therapy, and the psychosocial and treatment issues related to pediatric AIDS.
Gloria L. Steiner, Ed.D., is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. She was Director of Psychology Training in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Community Mental Health Center, New Jersey Medical School, in Newark. She is a consultant to the National Pediatric HIV Resource Center. Dr. Steiner was formerly the Director of the New Jersey Center for Family Studies and is known as an expert in training mental health clinicians in the field of family therapy. In addition to having published papers in professional journals on aspects of child psychology she has given many presentations on topics related to children and families with HIV/AIDS.
Mary G. Boland, RN, MSN, Director, National Pediatric HIV Resource Center, and Co-Founder and Director of the AIDS Program at Children's Hospital of New Jersey, United Hospital Medical Center, Newark, New Jersey. She has authored numerous publications related to children and HIV/AIDS and has testified on the behalf of children with AIDS before the House of Representatives, the Presidential Commission on the HIV Epidemic and the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy. Ms. Boland currently serves as Co-Chair of the Health Resources Services Administration Advisory Committee on AIDS. Ms. Boland is also an Associate in Pediatrics at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.