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ERIC Number: EJ901933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0161-5653
HIV/AIDS Education: The Role of the School Social Worker
Sweifach, Jay; LaPorte, Heidi Heft
School Social Work Journal, v32 n1 p29-45 Fall 2007
Estimates suggest that up to 25 percent of the 40,000 new cases of HIV that occur in the United States each year may involve individuals under the age of twenty-two. This calls into question whether preventive education does indeed accomplish its intended purpose. Although there has been a host of recent additions to the wealth of HIV/AIDS prevention models, the majority of school-based models remain unchanged. In terms of HIV/AIDS prevention, most concur that education is the most effective plan of action against the disease. This widely agreed-upon strategy, however , is not reflected in the currently weak state of preventive education. Social workers possess a broad range of skills and knowledge that largely go unused with respect to HIV/sex education. This article examines the perceptions of school social workers regarding a possible expansion of the school social worker's role in HIV/sex education. (Contains 5 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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