ERIC Number: ED292552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Mar
Sexual Abuse in Day Care: A National Study. Executive Summary.
Finkelhor, David; And Others
Described in this executive summary is a study attempting to identify and analyze all cases of sexual abuse in day care settings that were reported in the United States from January 1983 through December 1985. The study described the problem of sexual abuse in day care in terms of its incidence, perpetrators, victims, dynamics, disclosure, impact on children, and risk factors. It also documented the experiences investigators and prosecutors have had in responding to the problem. In addition to general recommendations concerning ways to respond to sexual abuse of children, specific recommendations are offered for prevention, detection, investigation, and intervention. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Bethesda, MD.; National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (DHHS/OHDS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Hampshire Univ., Durham. Family Research Lab.