African American Women Affected by HIV/AIDS [Webinar].
2009 AIA Webinar Series.
Gilbert, Dorie J.
National Abandoned Infants Assistance Resource Center.
Published: May 1 & 12, 2009
Part I of this training, "Revisiting Cultural Competence: New Evidence Calls for New Paradigms," highlights the most recent data documenting the complex reasons for why AIDS is now a leading cause of death in African American women aged 25-34. It introduces five paradigm shifts in cultural competence needed if human service workers are to make an impact on health disparities. The session includes specific techniques for integrating the new meanings of cultural competence into case management and service delivery practices. Part II, "Mother-Daughter Talk: An Exploration of Intergenerational Concerns," is an in-depth investigation into the lives of young African American girls whose mothers live with HIV/AIDS. This training addresses intergenerational dynamics and communication, silence around sexuality, fragmented relationships, young girls' risk and resiliency, the challenges of stigma and disclosure and gaps in knowledge, particularly for families in distressed communities. Practical applications of the intervention (e.g., family-based projects, methods for fostering communication in early childhood about sexual health education) are also discussed.
AIDS; African Americans; cultural competency; service delivery; case management; intervention strategies; sexuality; parent child relationships