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ERIC Number: EJ867264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
The Youth Worker's Role in Young People's Sexual Health: A Practice Framework
Janssen, Marty; Davis, Jackie
Youth Studies Australia, v28 n4 p19-28 2009
Sexual health promotion is of primary importance for young people in Australia, especially for vulnerable and at-risk young people. The authors first identify the important role of youth workers in engaging clients proactively around a broad range of sexual health issues, and then discuss real and perceived barriers that youth workers face in meeting the sexual health needs of young people. The article presents a discussion engagement framework--the PLISSIT model--and practical examples to assist workers to improve their skills and confidence in this area. (Contains 1 figure and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia