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HIV/AIDS Among Children and Adolescents: Implications for the Changing Role of School Psychologists

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Tiffany Chenneville

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Date Issued

January 1999

Date Available

September 2011


Because epidemiological estimates indicate that young adult females experience the greatest annual increase in HIV infection rates, public schools must prepare for a corresponding increment in pediatric HIV resulting from transmission during pregnancy, birth, or the neonatal period. In addition, data reveal that adolescents continue to engage in alarmingly high rates of risk taking in the context of sexual activity and drug use. These findings have important implications for the changing role of school psychologists. A three-tiered consultation model, first proposed by Meyers (1975), is described in which school psychologists can engage in child-centered, teacher-centered, and system-centered consultation practice in response to the HIV/AIDS crisis in school.


Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in School Psychology Review 1999, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 228-241. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.




National Association of School Psychologists

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