Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions to Meet the Needs of Adolescents Growing Up with HIV in South Africa: The VUKA Case Example

@article{Mellins2014AdaptingEI,
  title={Adapting Evidence-Based Interventions to Meet the Needs of Adolescents Growing Up with HIV in South Africa: The VUKA Case Example},
  author={Claude Ann Mellins and Danielle Friedman Nestadt and Arvin Bhana and Inge Petersen and Elaine J. Abrams and Stacey Alicea and Helga Holst and Nonhlahla Myeza and Sally John and Latoya A Small and Mary Mckay},
  journal={Global Social Welfare},
  year={2014},
  volume={1},
  pages={97-110}
}
The VUKA family program is one of the only evidence-based interventions to promote positive psychosocial outcomes in South African HIV-infected pre- and early adolescents and their families. In this paper, we discuss the collaborative process by which a multidisciplinary team of clinicians, researchers, counselors, and artists/educators and families adapted and developed VUKA for this population using community-based participatory research methods. We describe the intervention and explore… CONTINUE READING
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