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Training and capacity development: the foundation of interventions to support young children affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T12:53:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T12:53:41Z
dc.date.issued 2016-02-19 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/1609
dc.description.abstract Many programs to support young children and families affected by HIV and AIDS depend substantially on a model of cascaded training from international nongovernmental organizations, through in-country groups and organizations to services on the ground. In this paper, we describe the training and capacity building as described in proposals, progress reports, and individualized questionnaires offered by 10 international organizations funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation to provide supportive services for young children and their families in five southern and eastern African countries. We related the findings to effective features of training described in the literature. Training and capacity development were found to be the most substantial activities in rendering services to children and families, both in terms of effort and human and financial resources. A total of 67 trainings were conducted over a period of 18 months. Almost all trainings combine lecture-based instruction, group work/discussions, and role play, but only half of the trainings report some form of mentoring, supervision or coaching following the training. Drawing on the literature, it is likely that more purposeful planning is required in terms of the selection of trainees, local adaptation and development of materials, participatory training approaches, and techniques to develop and sustain skills as well as knowledge. Demonstration and mentorship in the field together with quality assurance procedures, pre-and post-assessment to evaluate training, processes to transfer learning into subsequent practice, as well as certification, are all fundamental steps to ensure that training plays a supportive role in the behavior changes necessary to support young children affected by HIV and AIDS and their families. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.subject CAPACITY BUILDING en
dc.subject YOUTH en
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en
dc.subject SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA en
dc.title Training and capacity development: the foundation of interventions to support young children affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 10(2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2015/16 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.SourceTitle Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Abingdon, United Kingdom en
dc.ArchiveNumber 9035 en
dc.PageNumber 105-117 en
dc.outputnumber 7830 en
dc.bibliographictitle Richter, L., Louw, J. & Naicker, S. (2015) Training and capacity development: the foundation of interventions to support young children affected by HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. <i>Vulnerable Children and Youth Studies</i>. 10(2):105-117. en
dc.publicationyear 2015 en
dc.contributor.author1 Richter, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Louw, J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Naicker, S. en


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