|Investing in Our Future: Psychological support for children affected by HIV/AIDS. A case study in Zimbabwe and The United Republic of Tanzania (UNAIDS, 2001, 77 p.)|
|Lessons learned about psychosocial support|
We are looking at the future when we will be well-mannered children without HIV because we have already been taught about it.
· HIV/AIDS education as part of counselling can be an effective way of prevention.
· Counselling prepares children for what lies ahead and encourages them to believe that they can manage through grief and loss.
· Whether it is individual or within a group, counselling allows bereaved children to express their feelings and deal with their anxiety.
· An important part of counselling is working within family and cultural norms.