ERIC Number: ED264686
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Protecting Young Children from Sexual Abuse.
Responses of 100 parents, 30 teachers, and over 200 preschool children were used to evaluate the effectiveness of a child sexual abuse prevention curriculum for preschool children. An orientation meeting for parents and teachers preceded a presentation of the curriculum to preschool children. Parents and teachers were already aware of child sexual abuse as a problem and were accurate in their knowledge. After participating in the curriculum, young children were able to identify feelings, were able to say what to do in a case of abuse, and were able to identify private body areas. Parents and teachers responded positively to the curriculum, specifically citing the value of basic knowledge about child sexual abuse and the learning of language skills, e.g., the permission to say"no." (Author/CL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (Los Angeles, CA, Nov. 8-11, 1984). This research was funded by a grant from the Northwest Area Foundation to the Coalition for Child Advocacy, Whatcom Opportunity Council, Bellingham, WA.