Pastoral Counseling for Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Pastoral Counseling for Orphans and Vulnerable Children PDF Author: Tuntufye Anangisye Mwenisongole
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532648669
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 278
Book Description
The existence of orphans is as inevitable to most African cities and the world as it is death. These orphans are caused by the death of one or both parents due to various reasons, including the scourge of HIV and AIDS. Being orphans, most of them are vulnerable to difficult lives because they have nobody to fend for them and take care of their lives. They lack adequate food, living expenses, school fees, and care since their current guardians are also in adverse economic situations. In such situations, orphans end up living a life of hopelessness and trauma, which makes them deeply remember their dead parents and the care they received from them before death. Following the vulnerable situation of most orphans, this book, through a study done in the Tanzanian context, challenges churches to extend their counseling and caring ministries to Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC). It purports that the use of narrative approach is the most effective way to enter into the world of vulnerable children in order to provide pastoral counseling to them. This approach helps pastoral counselors to use life stories, proverbs, biblical narratives, plays, arts, songs, riddles, poems, symbols, and images as healing and coping mechanisms for OVC. Therefore, this book is helpful not only to churches and their ministry to orphans and vulnerable children, but also to those who care for orphans in their homes. Moreover, it will be helpful to children who live in adverse conditions worldwide to find ways to cope with their situations through the stories of children used inside this book.

Reaching Out to Africa's Orphans

Reaching Out to Africa's Orphans PDF Author: K. Subbarao
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821358573
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 184
Book Description
This title makes a substantial contribution to our understanding of the many risks and vulnerability faced by orphans and the ameliorating role played by the actions of governments and donors.

2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic

2008 Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic PDF Author: Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9291737119
Category : Medical
Languages : en
Pages : 360
Book Description
Provides an overview of the global distribution of AIDS cases, looks at the societal causes of HIV infections, discusses prevention and treatment options, and describes the epidemic's effect on society.

The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa

The Handbook of Social Work and Social Development in Africa PDF Author: Mel Gray
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317029380
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 414
Book Description
All recent books on international social work mention Africa only briefly and few engage with the broader field of development studies. This book focuses solely on the unique African context engaging with issues relating to social work and development more broadly thus enabling a deeper examination and more complex and nuanced picture to emerge. Unlike most academic works, this book highlights multiple practitioner voices, with authors or co-authors that have recently been or are currently practising social workers. As an edited book, it draws from both academic research as well as lived practice experience, supported by strong theoretical positioning and guidance in introductory chapters, drawing on African literature, wherever possible. Looking at case-studies from Lesotho, Botswana, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia and Tanzania and covering established areas of practice such as child protection; working with older people; working with people with disabilities; mental health; and mainstream services targeting women as well as emerging areas of developmental social work practice, such as humanitarian assistance in post-conflict situations; work with immigrants and refugees; and the training of community-based workers, this book takes a future-oriented perspective that aims to move beyond well-worn critiques to envision constructive and sustainable futures for social work and social development in Africa from a critical perspective.

Translating Growth into Poverty Reduction

Translating Growth into Poverty Reduction PDF Author: Flora Kessy
Publisher: African Books Collective
ISBN: 9987082351
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 252
Book Description
Tanzania is a politically stable, much aided country that has consistently grown economically during the first decade of the millennium, while also improving its human development indicators. However, poverty has remained persistent, particularly within rural areas. This collaborative work delves into the reasons why this is so and what can be done to improve the record. The book is the product of both Tanzanian and international poverty experts, based on largely qualitative research undertaken within Tanzania by the Chronic Poverty Research Centre (CPRC). The authors highlight and discuss the importance of macro- and micro-level causes of the persistence of poverty. The latter, on which the book is focused, centre around a negative dynamic affecting a large number of poor households in which widespread failure to provide household food security undermines gender relationships and reduces the possibility of saving and asset accumulation which is necessary for escaping poverty. This results in very low upward mobility. Vulnerability is widespread and resilience against shocks minimal, even for those who are not absolutely poor. Through an in-depth and broad analysis of poverty in Tanzania, the book provides alternative conclusions to those often repeated in the poverty discourse in international and local arenas. The conclusions were reached with the specific aim of informing political and policy debates within Tanzania.

The Sesame Effect

The Sesame Effect PDF Author: Charlotte F. Cole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317615026
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 234
Book Description
The Sesame Effect details the wide-ranging work of Sesame Workshop and its productions across the world. With an emphasis on impact and evidence from research on projects in low- and middle-income countries, the book tells the stories behind the development of an international family of Muppet characters created for the locally produced adaptations of Sesame Street. Each chapter highlights the educational message of international co-productions and presents the cultural context of each project. Readers will understand the specific needs of children living in a given locale, as well as gain insight into the educational drivers of each project. These projects often deal with difficult issues, from race relations in the United States, to HIV/AIDS education in South Africa, to building respect across cultural divides in the Middle East. Readers will see how local productions have helped build a new mindset that values the importance of early childhood education, and how Sesame Street promotes a brighter future by building children’s academic skills, encouraging healthy habits, and by fostering attitudes that counter negative stereotypes and create appreciation of and respect for others. The Sesame Effect shows how, when magnified across the millions of children touched by the various international programs, Sesame Workshop and its projects are making a difference around the world.

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard). PDF Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Great Britain
Languages : en
Pages : 928
Book Description


Family and Community Interventions for Children Affected by AIDS

Family and Community Interventions for Children Affected by AIDS PDF Author: Linda M. Richter
Publisher: HSRC Press
ISBN: 9780796920676
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 192
Book Description
This report forms part of a project funded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation to implement a strategy for the care of orphans and vulnerable children in Botswana, South Africa, and Zimbabwe with a review of the available scientific information on interventions aimed at children, families, households, and communities.

Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth

Developmental Science and Sustainable Development Goals for Children and Youth PDF Author: Suman Verma
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319965921
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 468
Book Description
This book presents new scientific knowledge on using developmental science to improving lives of children and youth across the globe. It highlights emerging pathways to sustainability as well as the interconnectedness and interdependence of developmental science and sustainable children and youth development globally. Presenting cross-cultural views and current perspectives on the role of developmental science in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals for children and youth development, contributors from different disciplines from low-and-middle-income countries or scholars working in these countries capture ground realities of the situation of children and youth in these regions. This book addresses developmental issues related to inequity, gender, health, education, social protection, and needs of vulnerable populations of children and youth. Other areas of focus are improving mechanisms and monitoring frameworks of development and well-being indicators.

AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Africa

AIDS Orphans and Vulnerable Children in Africa PDF Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on International Relations
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : AIDS (Disease)
Languages : en
Pages : 96
Book Description