Title

Stronger Together: Supporting Diverse Families Afected by HIV

Conference Strand

Practice, Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions

Abstract

The psychosocial efects of HIV both shape and are shaped by family dynamics, patterns, and relationships. Professional counselors can support families that include individuals living with HIV by facilitating disclosure discussions, processing emotional reactions to the illness, and encouraging supportive relationships among family members. This presentation will provide critical information about HIV as well as practical and theoretical approaches to supporting families afected by HIV with particular attention given to the cultural and social justice elements of serving this population.

Description

See Abstract

Evidence

Not available- external review.

Format

Individual Presentations

Biographical Sketch

Richelle Joe is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida.

Amber Norman is a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Central Florida.

Location

Virtual Conference

Start Date

2-12-2021 10:00 AM

End Date

2-12-2021 11:00 AM

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Stronger Together: Supporting Diverse Families Afected by HIV

Virtual Conference

The psychosocial efects of HIV both shape and are shaped by family dynamics, patterns, and relationships. Professional counselors can support families that include individuals living with HIV by facilitating disclosure discussions, processing emotional reactions to the illness, and encouraging supportive relationships among family members. This presentation will provide critical information about HIV as well as practical and theoretical approaches to supporting families afected by HIV with particular attention given to the cultural and social justice elements of serving this population.