The Gathering Tree is a beautifully illustrated children's book about HIV/AIDS. Written by award-winning First Nations author Larry Loyie and co-author Constance Brissenden, it is a gentle, positive story of a First Nations family facing HIV. After eleven-year-old Tyler and his younger sister Shay-Lyn learn their favourite cousin Robert has HIV, they discover that knowledge brings understanding and self-awareness. Aspects of physical, spiritual, mental and emotional health are addressed.
Toward a definition of health -- Individual models to promote health behavior -- Community models to promote health -- Assessing health and health behaviors -- Developing a health promotion/prevention plan -- Physical activity and health promotion -- Nutrition and health promotion -- Stress management and health promotion -- Social support and health -- Evaluating individual and community interventions -- Self-care for health promotion across the life span -- Health promotion in vulnerable populations -- Health promotion in community settings -- Promoting health through social and environmental change.
The economic cost of HIV/AIDS in Canada -- Changing the balance of power: the Listen UP! research project and participatory research with marginalized communities -- Gender, injection drug use and HIV risk in Ontario, Canada -- HIV/AIDS and Aboriginal women in Canada -- HIV counselling and testing among pregnant women in Canada: best practices -- Gender differences in results of a programme to promote the sexual health of high school students in Nova Scotia -- HIV prevention programmes and female prostitutes: the Canadian context.