- Daileader Ruland, Claudia; William Finger, Nancy Williamson, Sharifah Tahir, Stephanie Savariaud, Ana-Maria Schweitzer, and Kathleen Henry Shears
- Adolescents: Orphaned and Vulnerable in the Time of HIV/AIDS
- Youth Issues Paper 6
- Family Health International, YouthNet Program, Arlington, 2005, 30 pp
Reproduced with kind permission of Family Health International.
"This 30-page paper introduces the key issues affecting adolescents who are orphaned or vulnerable because of HIV/AIDS. Despite the fact that the majority of orphans are adolescents, most programs working with orphans do not focus on the particular needs of adolescents: secondary education or livelihood training, sexual and reproductive health education and services, psychosocial and social support for the difficult transition to adulthood, and adult mentors as role models. The paper includes analysis, program summaries, four case studies, and recommendations for action."