Entries on Social Work
Many people assume that professional writers don't need to rewrite; the words just fall into place. On the contrary, careful writers can't stop fiddling. . . . Students, I realize, don't share my love of rewriting. They think of it as punishment: extra homework or extra infield practice." William Zinsser, 1998
High HIV prevalence is still dominant and increasing among youths around the Globe. This as well may be attributed to the unquenchable desire of most youths towards engaging in sexual experiences. Hence, this research article confirms this claim by showing that students in a southeast University, Nigeria had high HIV prevalence and exhibited an alarming rate of sexuality. The report will prove useful for health policy making both at the university administration and national level. It can also serve as a model to aid HIV prevention and intervention strategies in Nigerian universities.
The utilization of theories and models in the practice of social work has become an integral part of the profession. This is hinged on the notion that social work is largely a scientific discipline that deals with problem solving in human relationship (Okafor, 2004). Hence, in handling cases in social work, there must be scientifically justified reasons that would explain, describe, offer possible predictions and make predictions where necessary. Where such reasons are lacking, the social work profession becomes nothing but a field not different from the layman’s problem solving engagement with the society (Coulshed & Orme, 2006).
The return to democratic governance in Nigeria provided the platform for an enabling political environment to promote a national response on orphans and vulnerable children.