Including AIDS-affected Young People in Research on OVC: Challenges and Opportunities
Please join us for a Child Status Network webinar to discuss involving young people (especially HIV-positive young people) in research about orphans and other vulnerable children. The discussion will be held at 9am EST on November 29 and will be led by Dr. Lucie Cluver from the Young Carers Project and Oxford University.
Young people living in AIDS-affected families and those who are HIV-positive themselves can have a valuable role in ensuring that research on the needs of OVC is relevant, ethical and youth-friendly. However, including young people in research can be complex, and there is little research literature that describes the hurdles and opportunities involved. This webinar discusses how the Young Carers Study research team have tried – and sometimes failed – to include young people in their surveys and evaluations since 2008. It deals with practical issues as well as ethical dilemmas and hopes to include discussion with the programming and research experts who make up the Child Status Network.
About the Presenter
Dr. Lucie Cluver is a South African social worker who is now a lecturer at Oxford University and the University of Cape Town. She works with the South African government and NGOs such as UNICEF and Save the Children to provide evidence to support policy and programming for AIDS-affected children. More information about Dr. Cluver can be found at: http://www.spi.ox.ac.uk/staff/academic/profile/cluver.html and www.youngcarers.org.za.
Join the Webinar
The webinar will be held using Adobe Connect, so we encourage you to participate from a location with strong Internet access. Please do not connect using Google Chrome because of compatibility problems.
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- Join the webinar at http://universityofnc.adobeconnect.com/childstatusnet-webinar/
- Click on “Enter as Guest” then enter your full name
- Once in the meeting room, test your microphone and speakers by going to “Meeting” then “Audio Set-up Wizard”