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ERIC Number: ED433345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Assessment of the Effectiveness of a School-Based Child Abuse Prevention Program: Follow-up in High School.
Ko, Susan F.; Cosden, Merith
The Abuse Prevention program of the Santa Barbara (California) public schools has been providing presentations to students for the past 18 years. This study examined the impact of this abuse prevention program through the self-reports of former participants. Data were collected from 138 high school students, 84 of whom were male. Approximately half of the students reported having attended a presentation on abuse prevention. Those who did not remember attending a presentation were grouped with those who had not been exposed to the program. Students in all categories thought that they understood concepts associated with abuse. Students who had been exposed to the abuse prevention program reported fewer subsequent abuse incidents than students who had not seen a presentation, although it is not clear whether the program itself was responsible for this difference. Responses from students about the perceived effectiveness of the prevention program were not clear-cut, and these findings suggest that there is no simple "one-size-fits-all" strategy for such programs. (Contains 7 tables and 20 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A