The role of formal safety nets in building children’s and families’ resilience

Ruth Evans and Saul Becker

in Children caring for parents with HIV and AIDS

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9781847420220
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301769 | DOI:
The role of formal safety nets in building children’s and families’ resilience

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This chapter focuses on the role of formal safety nets and external support from the non-governmental community – and faith-based organizations and governmental/statutory providers in building the resilience of families affected by HIV/AIDS within the context of the North and South. It examines the different services and support that children and parents/relatives with HIV accessed in Tanzania and the UK. The chapter identifies practices and approaches that aim to build on children's and families's strengths, enhance resilience, and promote protective factors with different domains, including the community, school, family, and for individual children, by drawing on service providers' and families's experiences.

Keywords: formal safety nets; external support; non-governmental community; faith-based organizations; governmental/statutory providers; HIV/AIDS; North and South; Tanzania

Chapter.  9581 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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