Office Location: AC-3A08
|Tuesday||2-3 PM virtual by appointment|
|Wednesday||2-3 PM in Room 3E07a and 7:50 PM in Room 3A08|
|Thursday||2-3 PM virtual by appointment|
|By appointment||Virtual by appointment|
|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|
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
Sexual Minority Women and Health Care
Articles in Field Of Expertise
Krauss B., Letteney, S. & Okoro, C.. "Why Tell Children: A Synthesis of the Global Literature on Reasons for Disclosing or Not Disclosing an HIV Diagnosis to Children 12 and under." Frontiers in Public Health. 2016: .
Krauss, B. Letteney, S., De Baets, A.J., Baggaley, R. & Okero, F.A.. "Caregiver's HIV disclosure to children 12 years and under: A review and analysis of the evidence." AIDS Care. 25 2013: 14.
Krauss, B. Letteney, S., De Baets, A.J., Baggaley, R. & Okero, F.A.. "Disclosure of HIV status to HIV-positive children 12 and under: A systematic cross-national review of implications for health and well-being." Vulnerable Children and Youth. 8 2013: 20.
Letteney, S., Krauss, B., & Kaplan, R.. "Examining HIV Positive Parents’ Disclosure to Their Children: A Biopsychosocial Approach." Journal of Social Work in Public Health. 27 2012: 25.
Letteney. "Fathers' with HIV Disease and Disclosure to Children: Reported Experiences and Unique Characteristics." Journal of Human Behavior and the Social Environment. 22 2012: 24.
Krauss, B., Letteney, S., De Baets, A., Murugi, J. & Okero, F.A.. "Guideline on HIV disclosure counseling for children up to age 12." World Health Organization (WHO). 2011: 46.
Letteney, S.. "Disrupted Caregiving and Maternal HIV Disease: A Proposed Model for Evaluating HIV-Affected Children's Psychosocial Adjustment." Social Work in Health Care. 49 2010: 753-763.
Letteney, S.. "Social Workers' Self-Efficacy and Comfort Providing Care for HIV-Affected Children." Journal of Baccalaureate Social Work. 15 2010: 47-60.
Letteney, S.. "Disclosure of Maternal HIV Status to Children: Key Psychosocial Correlates." Journal of HIV/AIDS and Social Services. 5 2006: 67-84.
Letteney, S. & Heft LaPorte, H.. "Deconstructing Stigma: Perceptions of HIV Seropositive Mothers and Their Disclosure to Children." Social Work in Health Care. 38 2004: 105-123.
Beckerman, N. & Letteney, S.. "Couples of Mixed HIV Status: Key Emotional Issues." Social Work in Health Care. 31 2000: 25-41.
Letteney, S.. "Comparison of Hybrid and Face-to-Face Learning Environments." . : .
Monographs in Field Of Expertise
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Exploring Associations among COVID-19 Vaccination Status, Perceived Severity of COVID-19, Consumption of Online Sexually Explicit Material, and Social-Sexual Activities in a Diverse Sample of US Adults " November 2022: The Society for the Scientific of Sexuality.
" Sexual Minority Women and Quality of Health Care: Differences among Women Who Do and Do Not Disclose Sexual Identity to Primary Care Providers " March 2016: Eastern Sociological Society.
" Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Quality of Care among Sexual Minority Women in New York City " November 2015: The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality.
" Contextualizing HIV Disclosure to Children: The Influence of Culture on Truth-Telling About Disease " February 2011: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.
" Fathers with HIV Disease and Disclosure to Children: Ethnicity, Social Support and Symptoms " February 2011: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.
" Ethnicity, Age and Disease Stage: Correlates of Parents' HIV Disclosure to Children " February 2009: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.
" Parents' HIV Disclosure to Children: Perceptions of Urban HIV+ Parents and HCWs in the United States " June 2009: World Health Organization (WHO).
" Parent's HIV Disclosure to Children: Using Research to Inform Policy " July 2008: 1st National Research Conference on Child and Family Programs and Policy.
" Disclosure Rates and Reasons in Urban HIV+ Parents " February 2008: The Society for Cross Cultural Research.
" Perceptions of Urban, In-Treatment HIV Positive Parents:A Biopsychosocial Approach " August 2007: The Society for the Study of Social Problems Annual Conference.
" Psychosocial Adjustment of Children in HIV-Affected Families: A Conceptual Model " May 2007: Wurzweiler School of Social Work Anniversary Conference.
" Parent’s Disclosure of HIV to Their Children:Social Support, Psychological Distress, and Disease Stage " March 2007: National Association of Social Workers.
" Understanding the Relationship of HIV Disease to the Psychosocial Adjustment of Children in HIV-Affected Families " November 2006: New York State Social Work Education Association 39th Annual Conference.
" Social Work and the Continuous Care of Children in HIV-Affected Families " February 2005: The Council on Social Work Education.
" Conversations and Reactions to the Disclosure of Parental HIV: The Voices of Parents Concerning Their School-Aged Children " January 2005: The Society for Social Work and Research.
" Social Support, Gender, Race and Age: Key Correlates of Parental HIV Disclosure to Children " July 2004: American Psychological Association.
" Social Support and Parental HIV Disclosure to Children " January 2004: The Society for Social Work and Research.
" Gender, Race and Age: Significatn Factors Related to Parental HIV Disclosure to Children " July 2003: The National Institute of Mental Health.
" The Epidemic's 3rd Decade: New Issues in the Care of Children " July 2003: The National Institute of Mental Health.
" Writing and Social Work Practice " May 2003: CUNY Writing Across the Curriculum Conference.
" Differences in Perceptions of Stigma and Disclosure Behavior Among HIV Seropositive Women " January 2003: The Society for Social Work and Research.
" The Changing Face of HIV: From Terminal Disease to Chronic Illness " November 2002: New York State Social Work Education Association.
" Issues Facing Children Infected With HIV and their Caregivers " August 2002: American Psychological Association.
" Deconstructing Stigma: The Role of Perceived Stigma in the Disclosure Patterns of HIV Positive Mothers " August 2001: New York State Social Work Education Association.
" Future Care and Custody: Constants and Changes in a Half-Decade of Program Experience with HIV=Affected Families " July 2000: The National Institute of Mental Health.
" Caregiver Contact and Cultural Sensitivity as Predictors of Successful Future Care and Custody Planning with HIV Seropositive Families " July 1999: The National Institute of Mental Health.
" The Referral Problems of HIV Positive Parents: Influence on Accessing Permanency Planning " July 1999: The National Institute of Mental Health.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Research Fellow, Center for Community and Urban Health, Hunter College School of Public Health: 2006-2012.
CUNY Faculty Publication Program Award: 2003.
York College Technology Fee Award: 2006.
PSC-CUNY 52 (Trad B), The Syndemic Effects of COVID-19 on HIV Positive Individuals. 2020-2021: $5998.
PSC-CUNY 46, Sex[Ed] in the City v. 2.0: Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Behaviors and Quality of Care among Urban Sexual Minority Women. 2015-2016: $5,994.
CUNY HHS Dean's Award, Project MATCHE (Mentored-Approach to Training in Community Health Evaluation). 2013: $15,000.
The World Health Organization, Assessment of Evidence on Guidance of HIV Disclosure for Children. 2010-2013: $16,000.
PSC-CUNY 40, Enhancing Evidence-Based Practice Skills in Social Workers. 2009-2010: $2,600.
PSC-CUNY 37, Planning for the Continuous Care of Children in HIV0Affected Families: A Study of the Training Needs of Social Workers. 2006-2007: $4,057.
PSC-CUNY 36, Maternal Caregiving of Children in HIV-Affected Families. 2005-2006: $4,200.
PSC-CUNY 34, Social Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Bahavior: Future care and Custody Planning for HIV-Affected Families. 2003-2004: $4,322.
PSC-CUNY 33, Social Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior: Pilot Study. 2002-2003: $4,650.
President's Incentive Award to Faculty Research, Social Workers' Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior. 2002-2003: $1,000.
President's Incentive Award to Faculty Research, The Relationship of Social Support and Mood to HIV Disclosure in Families. 2001-2002: $1,000.
PSC-CUNY 32, The Relationship of Social Support and Mood to hIV Disclosure in Families. 2001-2002: $4250.
Other Professional Activities and Public Service
Member, Editorial Board Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment: .
Founder, Social Work Subdivision The Society of Cross Cultural Research: .
Reviewer, Journal of Social Work Education: .
Reviewer, AIDS Care: .
Reviewer, African Journal of AIDS Research: .
Reviewer, Advances in Social Work: .
Reviewer, Pearson Education, Allyn & Bacon: .
Reviewer, Center for Urban and Community Health, Hunter College School of Public Health: .
Research Fellow, National Drug Research Institute: .
Research Consultant, UN AIDS HIV in the International Workplace: .