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Toolkit for Transition of Care and Other Services for Adolescents Living with HIV

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Summary

This toolkit was created so that care givers could work with the adolescent and his or her family or caregiver to develop a package of services that are individually tailored to meet the needs of the adolescent in a developmentally- appropriate manner. Among children known to be living with HIV, the transition process should begin in preadolescence with a transition plan developed and reviewed annually, at minimum. Included in this Toolkit is information and tools that can be used to develop a minimum package of services for their clients that includes psychosocial support; mental health; sexual and reproductive health (SRH); protection; alcohol and substance use; beneficial disclosure; loss, grief, and bereavement; positive living; clinical considerations; and linking health facilities and community programs. Utilization of these components will provide for a more holistic and smooth transition process. It allows the care givers to support adolescents during transitions to maximize resiliency, minimize risk factors, and promote positive personal growth.

Publisher: U.S. Agency for International Development, John Snow International
Language: English
Format: PDF
Region: Global
Audiences: Policymakers, Program Managers, Other Healthcare Workers, Community Health Workers/Volunteer Caregivers, Peer Educators, People Living with HIV/AIDS
Topic Areas: Primary Care of HIV Infected & Exposed Children, Psychosocial Support
Resource Type: Program Best Practices