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Author Button, James W., 1942-

Title The Politics of Youth, Sex, and Health Care in American Schools / James W. Button, Barbara A. Rienzo
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (187 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Chapter 1. Evolution of Health Services in Schools; Health Status and Care of American Youth; Schools and Health Care; The Development of School-Based Clinics; Effectiveness of School-Based Health Centers; SBHCs Confront Opposition; Growth of SBHCs; School Clinics As Policy Change; Politics Matters; Our Study of SBHCs: Why Is It Important?; Chapter 2. Major Problems of School Health Centers; Day-to-Day Issues; Major Underlying Issues; Characteristics of Less Successful Clinics
Chapter 3. The Establishment and Success of School Health ReformsInner Circle of Support; Outer Circle of Support; Building the Web of Support; Role of the Media; Funding for SBHCs; Characteristics of Successful Clinics; SBHCs That Have Prospered; Chapter 4. Sexuality Services and the Political Opposition; SBHCs and Prevention of Sexually Related Health Problems; Sources of Opposition to SBHCs; Characteristics of Clinics Offering Sexuality Services; Political Tactics of the Opposition; Strategies of Advocates; Race and Politics Matter
Chapter 5. The Future of SBHCs As a School Reform: Issues and RecommendationsFinancial Support; Mental Health Services; Dealing with Sexual Orientation; The Gender Gap; Neglect of Latinos; Underutilized Resources; Political Advocates for Youth; Accountability; Dealing with the Race Issue; "Model" SBHC Reform; Politics As the Key; References; Index
Summary Examine school-based health clinics and the political considerations and strategies that can help them succeed!The Politics of Youth, Sex, and Health Care in American Schools reveals the history and political dynamics involved in building and sustaining an important innovation in the way health care services are delivered to America's youth: the school-based health clinic. These clinics provide vital health services--including crucial yet controversial reproductive services--to youth. In addition to analyzing the nature and extent of the political barriers facing school-based clinics
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Subject School health services -- Political aspects -- United States -- Case studies
Sex instruction for youth -- Political aspects -- United States -- Case studies
Genre/Form Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Rienzo, Barbara Ann
ISBN 9781317825746