Psychosocial Vulnerability and Resilience Measures For National-Level Monitoring of OVC

Leslie M. Snider, UNICEF

This document begins by discussing the background for developing the psychosocial indicators that are used for measurement and the limitations of current indicators.  The purpose was to create national level psychosocial indicators.

It goes on to provide an in depth review of the psychosocial impacts that HIV/AIDS have on children.  Specifically it covers poverty, death, loss, grieving, stigma, discrimination, and increased risk of infection.

Finally, the author provides samples of surveys that can be used for measuring psychosocial indicators through caregiver and youth surveys.  There is also a discussion of findings from conducted focus groups.