ERIC Number: ED332374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Child Sexual Abuse: Problems, Perspectives and Programs for Schools in the 1990s. A Guide for School Administrators.
Shannon and McCall Consulting Ltd., Ottawa (Ontario).; Canadian Association of Principals, Ottawa (Ontario).
Future school responses to child sexual abuse (CSA) should occur within a community context. As Canadian schools try to implement CSA prevention programs, changes in the community such as improved child care programs should occur simultaneously. A summary of CSA facts, new initiatives at the national level, and the role of the community, school, and principal in responding to CSA are reviewed. A comprehensive school health program is the most effective means for schools to respond to CSA. Research findings are presented to show the effectiveness of health education and CSA prevention programs. A checklist is provided which lists CSA action goals under the following headings: (1) instruction; (2) health, guidance, student and social services; (3) school climate; and (4) family, community, media, and policy support. The items under these headings are themselves linked to four main goal categories, namely health program promotion, prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation. Key issues school administrators will face in implementing CSA prevention programs and policies include widespread cultural backlash, unfounded and false allegations and criticisms from the community. Additional topic and information sources are given. (EJS)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Shannon and McCall Consulting Ltd., Ottawa (Ontario).; Canadian Association of Principals, Ottawa (Ontario).
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