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Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in the Indigenous South African Cultural Context

 

Chapter 15: OVERCOMING ADVERSITY WITH CHILDREN AFFECTED BY HIV/AIDS IN THE INDIGENOUS SOUTH AFRICAN CULTURAL CONTEXT

by Philip Cook and Lesley DuToit. 

This chapter examines children’s resilience against the background of the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS on children and their communities in South Africa. Specific attention is focused on the Circles of Care: Community Capacity Building project and its
culturally grounded action research methodology as an intervention supporting child and community resilience. This strategy is presented in the context of indigenous African cultural values, beliefs, and practices as a basis of support for children’s resilience by promoting healthy human development at the level of the child, his or her peers, the family, and the social structures making up each child’s local social ecology.

Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.

 

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