Families Living with Drugs and HIV: Intervention and Treatment Strategies

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Richard P. Barth, Jeanne Pietrzak, Malia Ramler
Guilford Publications, Jan 15, 1993 - Psychology - 384 pages
This volume offers the most current information available on what can be done to help the millions of families affected by drug use and HIV. It describes the problems of addiction and drug- and HIV-affected infants, and provides a framework for discussing services. Explicating approaches that have been shown to be effective in a variety of programs, the book details strategies for prenatal care that help prevent drug-affected childhoods, techniques for preventing substance abuse, services for families already involved with drugs, and legal and policy initiatives. Throughout this timely and thought-provoking work, the emphasis is on practical interventions, with numerous illustrative case studies reinforcing key points and concepts.

Offering a multidisciplinary perspective, the book is invaluable for a wide array of professionals. For those service providers grappling with the confluence of substance abuse and HIV infection -- including child welfare professionals, drug treatment providers, and specialists in intensive family preservation services and interdisciplinary case management, as well as program developers and policymakers -- FAMILIES LIVING WITH DRUGS AND HIV is an indispensable resource.

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Richard P. Barth ,UNC School of Social Work , Chapel Hill, NC.

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