Community Forum on Families and HIV/AIDS



    TORONTO, Aug. 4 /CNW/ - Children, youth and families are set to take
centre stage at a community forum on HIV/AIDS. Family Front and Centre: The
Role of Families in Adapting to and Preventing HIV/AIDS will be co-hosted by
The Teresa Group, a Toronto-based agency that serves children and families
affected by HIV/AIDS, and the Ontario HIV Treatment Network. The day-long
program will explore the impact of HIV/AIDS on children, youth and families in
lectures and workshops. Delegates will discuss interventions that have been
successful in the United States in both preventing the spread of HIV and
supporting families affected by the epidemic, and examine whether they can be
applied in Canada. Speakers will include:

    
    Carl C. Bell, Community Mental Health Council of Chicago, University of
    Illinois

    Stan Read, HIV/AIDS Family Centered Care Program, Hospital for Sick
    Children

    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus, Department of Psychiatry, University of
    California Los Angeles

    Wangari Tharao, Program and Research Manager, Women's Health in Women's
    Hands

    The forum is a satellite event of the annual American Psychological
Association convention being held in Toronto August 6 to 9. It is presented by
the Ontario HIV Treatment Network, National Institute of Mental Health, and
American Psychological Association, in partnership with the Canadian
Institutes of Health Research: Institute of Infection and Immunity.

    Where: MaRS Centre, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario

    When: Thursday, August 6, 2009, 8:30-4:30 with reception to follow

    Registration: Admission is free, but registration is required.
    (Link to: http://www.ohtn.on.ca/images/families_splash.html).
    





For further information:

For further information: Nico Baker, (416) 642-6486 x 2238

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