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Letteney, Susan

Letteney, Susan

Professor
Social Sciences
Areas of Expertise:
  • HIV Disclosure to INfected and Affected Children
  • Impact of HIV/AIDS on the Family
  • Future Care and Custody Planning
  • Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviors of Social Workers and HIV/AIDS
Susan Letteney is Professor of Social Work in the Social Sciences Department at York College and Research Fellow at the Center for Community and Urban Health at Hunter College School of Public Health. She teaches courses on social welfare programs and policies, human behavior, community organizing and generalist practice skills. Dr. Letteney has developed Writing Intensive and online courses. Her research focuses on issues that confront children and families affected by HIV and AIDS, including disclosure, stigma, social support, caregiving, custody planning and children’s adjustment to a parent’s HIV illness. Her social work practice experience includes the clinical and policy aspects of health/mental health programs for women and children. She has designed permanency planning, mental health and chemical dependency programs for underserved women and children in New York City.
Education:
Degree Institution Field Dates
DSW  Yeshiva University  Social Welfare  1997 
certificate  New York University  Post-Master's Advanced Clinical Social Work  1993 
MSW  Hunter College  Social Work  1988 
BS  Vanderbilt University  Education/Special Education  1977 

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Letteney, Susan
 

Letteney, Susan
Professor
Social Sciences