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ERIC Number: ED237234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Pages: 60
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Primary Prevention of Sexual Child Abuse: A Program of Direct Child Education.
Severns, Elizabeth
Focusing on primary prevention, the program described was developed to prevent and minimize effects of child sexual abuse. The program offers (1) information for children on sexual abuse and molestation within the context of "good" and "bad" touching, (2) instruction for children concerning self-protection skills and opportunities to practice such skills, (3) instruction in and practice of self-assertiveness skills, (4) information for school personnel about child sexual abuse and available community resources, (5) information for school personnel concerning the primary prevention program and opportunities for these individuals to practice their role in the program, (6) information for parents and opportunities for parent participation, and (7) information about resources for program participants who become aware of personal problems concerning child abuse. Materials for children in kindergarten through third grade involve various games and role-playing activities; those for students in fourth through sixth grade consist of filmstrips designed to teach self-protection skills. Discussion materials address issues related to child sexual abuse and objections to the school-based program. Three appendices respectively include program materials, a list of bibliographic and organizational resources, and a list of related films and filmstrips; provide arguments countering objections to the program; and describe in detail processes involved in the sexual abuse of children, including mention of the nature of the experience, dynamics, consequences, and treatment. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A