Mommy, Who'll Take Care of Me? (VHS video)

Forgotten Children of the AIDS Epidemic (Yale Fastback Series)

By Shelley Geballe (Editor), Janice Gruendel (Editor), Warren Andiman (Editor)

Yale University Press, 9780300063608

Publication Date: January 25, 1995

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Description

"Mommy, why can`t the doctors make you better?"..."You won`t be there, will you? Who'll take care of me?"--Rachel, age 5

AIDS breaks the rules of dying. It strikes the young rather than the old, decimating families and devastating communities. It will leave as its legacy a generation of orphans--traumatized by multiple losses, isolation, stigma, and grief. By the turn of the century, more than a hundred thousand children and youth in the United States--and ten million worldwide--will lose their parents to AIDS. Written by professionals in medicine, law, social work, anthropology, psychiatry, and public policy, this volume is the first full-length look at the issues facing children whose parents and siblings are dying of AIDS: what children experience, how it affects them, how we can meet their emotional needs and help them find second families, how we counter the stigmas they face.

This video was originally shown on PBS.