A Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Model with Diverse Urban Youth

  title={A Sexual Assault Primary Prevention Model with Diverse Urban Youth},
  author={Melissa Kraemer Smothers and D. Brian Smothers},
  journal={Journal of Child Sexual Abuse},
  pages={708 - 727}
In this study, a nonprofit community mental health clinic developed a socioecological model of sexual abuse prevention that was implemented in a public school. The goal of the program was to promote and create community change within individuals and the school community by reducing tolerance of sexual violence and sexual harassment. Participants were 5th–12th graders at a school from a Midwest city. Completed measures were obtained from 202 students, and a quasiexperimental time series research… 
The effect of preventive psychosocial interventions directed towards mothers and children on children's knowledge about protection from sexual abuse.
  • O. S. OrakA. Okanlı
  • Psychology
    Journal of child and adolescent psychiatric nursing : official publication of the Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nurses, Inc
  • 2021
The preventive psychosocial intervention simplemented to mothers and their children increase children's knowledge about protection from sexual abuse.
Actions to prevent sexual violence against adolescents: an integrative literature review.
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Child Sexual Abuse Victimization Prevention Programs in Preschool and Kindergarten: Implications for Practice
The literature that provides the rationale behind offering these types programs to the youngest of school-children, what these programs can offer, and specific programs that have been validated for preschool and kindergarten-aged children are reviewed.
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The authors identified 9 characteristics that were consistently associated with effective prevention programs that can inform the planning and implementation of problem-specific prevention interventions, provide a rationale for multi-problem prevention programs, and serve as a basis for further research.
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It is argued that self-protection against sexual abuse is a very complex process for any child and that few, if any, prevention programs are comprehensive enough to have a meaningful impact on this process.
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In this systematic and critical review of purely school based child sexual abuse prevention program efficacy studies, 22 studies meeting the inclusion criteria differed by target population, program
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The scope and consequences of child sexual abuse are described and child-focused personal safety educational programs designed to prevent sexual victimization are critiques.
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