Case management is essential in prevention of HIV and support to children and families living with and affected by HIV, and includes a focus on how to increase linkages with HIV services and to ensure social workers can support the complex cases of children affected by HIV. HIV-sensitive case management can:
- Ensure that children who are in need of protective services are rapidly referred to HIV prevention and support services and that their HIV needs are followed up;
- Improve the chances for children and parents/guardians/caregivers/families who are isolated from health services to access HIV counselling, testing and treatment and support services;
- Increase and improve linkages between HIV prevention, care and support services and other family-strengthening services
An HIV-sensitive case management system is a way to enhance HIV-affected children’s and families’ resilience, and it is highly recommended that any child living with HIV receives a level of case management.
This webinar will address:
- What components need to be included in a case management system so that it is sensitive to meeting the needs of HIV-affected families?
- How can the social service welfare system and the front-line social workers be prepared to meet the needs of HIV-affected families?
- How can the social service welfare system contribute to health outcome goals of preventing HIV?
- How did Namibia develop a case management system to support social workers in meeting the needs of children and families affected by HIV?
Date and Time: April 12, 8:30am EDT; 2:30pm Namibia