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Replacing Community: Establishing Linkages for Women Living with HIV/AIDS-A Group Work Approach

Author: Edell, Marsha
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Journal
Journal Title: Social-Work-with-Groups
Volume/Pages 1998, 21, 3, 49-62
Subject Matter Women
Abstract Discusses the rationale & implementation of a group work approach in working with HIV+ (human immunodeficiency virus-positive) mothers in the Bronx (New York City) that proved to be an effective modality for combating a sense of isolation & building a renewed sense of community. Establishing surrogate family ties was also found to be an outgrowth of the group process. Themes explored included disclosure, transmission, parenting dilemmas, & support for the multiple health & medication issues related to being HIV+ women & mothers. 15 References. Adapted from the source document