Evaluation of a Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for Parents of Young Children

  title={Evaluation of a Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop for Parents of Young Children},
  author={Sandy K. Wurtele and Teresa Moreno and Maureen C. Kenny},
  journal={Journal of Child \& Adolescent Trauma},
This study examined the effectiveness of an educational workshop designed to inform parents about childhood sexual abuse (CSA), promote parent-child communication, and help parents create molester-free environments for their children. Forty-seven parents of young children (mean age = 4.6 years) completed preworkshop questionnaires, participated in a 3-hour parent educational workshop led by a CSA prevention expert, and were tested 1 month later. Parents who attended the workshop gained… 

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