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Prevention of HIV, TB, and Hepatitis C for teenagers who have violated the law

Nov. 12, 2018

In Hanoi, the Center for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) has just organized "Sharing research results and developing an intervention plan at reformatories and compulsory education " Conference with the participation of leaders and officers of the Police Department, Department of Prison Management, Compulsory Education, People's Police Academy and Reformatories.


At the conference, the results of two studies carried out among the students of the Reformatories No. 2, 3 and 4 in the last two years on their resilience, health care demands,  and life skills were shared. Accordingly, SCDI and all delegates discussed and proposed intervention plans for the upcoming future towards the goals of supporting the young who have violated the law to increase prevention of HIV, Tuberculosis and Hepatitis C as well as decreasing the risk of re-infringement.



Conference overview


Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh - Director of SCDI expressed that “The majority of young people or adults used to violate the law were largely due to their adverse childhood experience such as poverty, families evacuation and the lack of concern from parents, etc. These experiences have not only prevented them from receiving the care and concern of their families and communities but also made them feel inferior and losing faith in their own value, which might lead to being manipulated, being lured and violating the law”. 

“Furthermore, because the underlying causes have not been addressed, such offenses tend to “recur”- like the metaphor image of constantly revolving doors in the commercial centers, we get stuck in a loop with no way out. Therefore, especially for young people, they need to be cared for, equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to strengthen their resilience, increase confidence as well as motivation to get out of the vicious circle and live a happier life” said Dr. Khuat Thi Hai Oanh.


Source: Tiếng Chuông


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