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ERIC Number: EJ859622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1553-8346
HIV Risk Behavior among Delinquent and Mentally Ill Teens: Case Manager Perspectives
Smith, Michael D.; Seal, David Wyatt; Hartley, Shannon
Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, v6 n2 p97-115 2006
An HIV knowledge survey and qualitative interview were administered to 20 case managers in community-based programs for troubled youth to assess HIV knowledge and their perception of client HIV risk behaviors. Participants had good HIV knowledge. Case managers perceived client youth to be at high risk for HIV infection due to unsafe sexual practices, survival sex, vulnerability to victimization, and homelessness. Teenaged girls were seen as being at higher risk than teenage boys. Clients with stable placements and involved caregivers were deemed at lower risk due to increased emotional and behavioral support. Few case managers provided HIV prevention services due to strained resources, insufficient training, and difficulty talking about sexuality. Implications for prevention are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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