My Positive Uncle

by Dr. Wallace Wong



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 10/31/2019

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781796051599
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 26
ISBN : 9781796051605

About the Book

HIV does not just affect individuals living with HIV. It also affects their family and loved ones— especially children. Children tend to be relatively concrete in their thinking, thus they may not be able to understand the complexity of the health issue. Children in various developmental stages need to build attachment through sharing affection with their parents and family members. Without such affection, strong bonds within the family may be lost and leave the child feeling disconnected. My Positive Uncle is a children’s book written in simple language. I hope it will help bridge the gap for parents or other family members to open up the dialogue about this important issue. I believe that open communication is important to help clarify unnecessary myths and fear that exists surrounding this health issue.

About the Author

Dr. Wallace Wong is a registered psychologist in both California and British Columbia. He has been working with the LGBTQ population since 1996. While he continued to work with the LGBTQ population, he has also worked especially with children and youth who present with different sexual health issues for 23 years. He currently works as a clinical psychologist of the different sexual health programs in British Columbia. He also has a private practice where he sees children and youth with different sexual health issues. Dr. Wong has been doing research on topics of transgender children and youth for a number of years, and they can be found in various professional journals. He is also an author of two sexual health related children’s books called, When Kathy is Keith, and It’s So Gay and It’s Okay.