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Out Here By Ourselves : The Stories of Young People Whose Mothers Have AIDS - Diane Duggan

Out Here By Ourselves

The Stories of Young People Whose Mothers Have AIDS

Hardcover Published: 12th October 2000
ISBN: 9780815336211
Number Of Pages: 160

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Despite the significant number of AIDS affected youth in the United States, the plight of these young people has been largely disregarded. This book presents the stories of several young people whose mothers had AIDS or had died from the disease. They speak directly about their experiences and their concerns. Individual and common themes in their stories are analyzed to gain insight into their problems and to develop an understanding of how best to respond to their needs. Some prominent themes shared by the participants are: longstanding unstable living arrangements; serious conflict with their mothers; multiple losses in the youth's lives, even before the AIDS crisis; the mother's past drug use; behavioral problems and difficulties with limits in the family, school, and the community; unsafe sexual behavior; and childbearing within a year of the mother's death. These issues are exacerbated by the poverty, discrimination, and violence in the communities in which these and many AIDS affected young people live.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Purpose of the Studyp. 3
Introductionp. 3
Research Questionsp. 4
Backgroundp. 7
Introductionp. 7
Dimensions of the Problemp. 7
Family Demographicsp. 9
Characteristics of AIDS Affected Youthp. 11
Behavioral Symptoms and Issues of Psychopathologyp. 13
Adolescent Risk Behaviorsp. 14
Stigmap. 16
Disclosurep. 17
Custodyp. 18
Bereavementp. 18
Needs of AIDS Affected Youthp. 19
How the Study Was Conductedp. 23
My Stance in the Role of Researcherp. 23
Rationale for the Methodp. 25
Recruiting Participantsp. 27
The Interview Processp. 28
The Field Logp. 31
Data Analysisp. 32
Trustworthinessp. 33
Creating the Participants' Storiesp. 34
The Young People's Storiesp. 39
Introductionp. 39
Settingp. 39
The Centerp. 42
Joep. 43
Joe's Storyp. 45
Joe's Themesp. 59
Mariap. 67
Maria's Storyp. 70
Maria's Themesp. 89
Tinap. 96
Tina's Storyp. 100
Tina's Themesp. 114
Common Themesp. 125
"We're Out Here by Ourselves"p. 125
"My Mother Had a Problem"p. 127
"Me and My Mother Didn't Get Along"p. 128
"Something to Live for"p. 129
Epilogue: Where Are They Now?p. 131
Discussion and Implicationsp. 133
Unstable Living Arrangementsp. 133
Emotional Inaccessibilityp. 135
Behavior and Learning Problemsp. 137
Unsafe Sexual Behaviorp. 138
Childbearingp. 140
Multiple Lossesp. 141
Disclosurep. 142
Responding to AIDS Affected Youthp. 143
Johnny's Storyp. 143
Implicationsp. 145
Schoolsp. 145
Sexuality Educationp. 147
Counselingp. 148
Commemoration of Lossp. 150
Application of Findingsp. 151
The Multimedia AIDS Quiltp. 152
Appendicesp. 155
Excerpts from the Multimedia AIDS Quilt Projectp. 155
Statement to Participantsp. 161
List of Participants' Categoriesp. 163
Bibliographyp. 169
Indexp. 177
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ISBN: 9780815336211
ISBN-10: 0815336217
Series: Children of Poverty
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 12th October 2000
Publisher: GARLAND PUB
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1

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