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ERIC Number: ED313126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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How Kindergarten Parents Perceive Their Role in Sexual Abuse Prevention.
Shumow, Lee
A total of 57 parents of kindergarten children who participated in Columbus, Ohio's Child Assault Prevention Project (CAP) were surveyed in an effort to gather descriptive data on parent-child discussions, practice of prevention strategies, and parent attitudes. A questionnaire was developed and tested. Part 1 of the questionnaire elicited information about the parents, such as parents' marital status and educational level, parents' relationship to the child, the number of children in the household, and the presence of a step-parent or adults other than parents in the home. Part 2 contained four questions about discussion of the CAP program and sexual abuse prevention in general. Part 3 listed 16 prevention strategies and asked parents whether they had used them. An additional set of seven questions concerned parental attitudes toward the potential success of sexual abuse prevention and who they believed should be responsible for the teaching of these prevention strategies. Parents were asked whether their child responded with fear to prevention efforts, and whether they had attended the parent in-service workshop. Parents who had not attended were asked to indicate why. Space was provided for parent questions and comments. A static group comparison research model was used to analyze the data. Findings suggest specific ways of improving parent in-services outreach on sexual abuse prevention. (RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Columbus)