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Manuals | July 15, 2008

Psychosocial Care and Counseling for HIV-Infected Children and Adolescents

A Training Curriculum

This competency-based training is designed to enable health care providers to provide safe high-quality counseling and support services to HIV infected children, adolescents and their families. Fourteen modules cover a range of topics that are designed to be completed in ten days.


  • Module 1: Overview of HIV Infection, Care, and Antiretroviral Treatment in Children
  • Module 2: Child Development
  • Module 3: Family Structure and Dynamics
  • Module 4: Psychosocial Aspects of Pediatric HIV Care
  • Module 5: Communicating with Children
  • Module 6: Counseling Children
  • Module 7: Working with Adolescents
  • Module 8: Counseling Children on HIV and AIDS
  • Module 9: Disclosure of HIV Status to Children
  • Module 10: Adherence to ART in Children
  • Module 11: Palliative Care for Children
  • Module 12: Grief and Bereavement
  • Module 13: Legal and Ethical Issues
  • Module 14: Health Care Provider Support
  • Appendix