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Schober, Daniel J.; Fawcett, Stephen B.; Thigpen, Sally; Curtis, Anna; Wright, Renee – Health Education Journal, 2012
Objective: This empirical case study describes Prevent Child Abuse Georgia's effort to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) by educating communities throughout the state on supporting preventive behaviour. The initiative consisted of three major components: (1) dissemination of CSA prevention messages and materials; (2) a statewide helpline that…
Descriptors: Human Services, Child Abuse, Incidence, Prevention
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Pasura, Dominic; Jones, Adele D.; Hafner, James A. H.; Maharaj, Priya E.; Nathaniel-DeCaires, Karene; Johnson, Emmanuel Janagan – Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, 2013
This article examines the dynamic interplay between competing meanings of childhood and the social construction of sexual abuse in the Caribbean. Drawing on qualitative data from a study undertaken in six Caribbean countries, the article suggests that Caribbean childhoods are neither wholly global nor local but hybrid creations of the region's…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Child Development, Social Influences
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McElvaney, Rosaleen; Greene, Sheila; Hogan, Diane – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2012
This study reports a grounded theory study of the process of how children tell of their experiences of child sexual abuse from the perspectives of young people and their parents. Individual interviews were conducted with 22 young people aged 8 to 18, and 14 parents. A theoretical model was developed that conceptualises the process of disclosure as…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Intimacy, Grounded Theory, Sexual Abuse
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Cooper, Sharon W. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011
Analysis of child sexual abuse images, commonly referred to as pornography, requires a familiarity with the sexual maturation rating of children and an understanding of growth and development parameters. This article explains barriers that exist in working in this area of child abuse, the differences between subjective and objective analyses,…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Pornography, Photography
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Chen, Yi-Chuen; Fortson, Beverly L.; Tseng, Kai-Wen – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2012
The purpose of the current study was to develop and evaluate the efficacy of a school-based child sexual abuse prevention program for Taiwanese children. Forty-six Taiwanese children age 6 to 13 were divided into one of two groups based on their school grade and then randomly assigned to a skills-based child sexual abuse prevention program who…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Child Abuse, Prevention, Safety
Scholes, Laura; Jones, Christian; Nagel, Michael – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2014
Freda Briggs (2007), a leader in the field of child protection in Australia continues to raise concerns about the vulnerability and victimisation of boys that she believes is substantially under-recognised. She argues that boys have not been well supported by child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention programs with child protection curriculum not yet…
Descriptors: Males, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Prevention
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McEachern, Adriana G. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2012
Sexual abuse of individuals with disabilities occurs in alarming proportions, although the prevalence and incidence of such abuse is difficult to determine. Although all states maintain statistics on child sexual abuse, the rate of victimization for individuals with disabilities is not specific. This paper reviews several studies conducted on…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Prevention, Disabilities
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Bode, Andrew; Goldman, Juliette D. G. – Pastoral Care in Education, 2012
Children's education may be adversely impacted by external factors during their childhood. For example, learning to learn, critical reflection, experiential learning and self-direction may be permanently impaired. Many children in out-of-home residential care during the last century suffered ongoing child abuse and neglect, including sexual abuse,…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Educational Opportunities, Experiential Learning
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Roemmele, Melissa; Messman-Moore, Terri L. – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011
Previous research suggests that individuals abused as children are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior during adulthood. The present study examined early maladaptive schemas as mediators of the child abuse-risky sexual behavior relationship among 653 college women. Self-report surveys assessed three forms of child abuse: Sexual,…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Females, Sexuality, Rejection (Psychology)
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Faller, Kathleen Coulborn; Cordisco-Steele, Linda; Nelson-Gardell, Debra – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2010
This article describes the state of knowledge about extended assessments/forensic evaluations in situations of possible sexual abuse. It provides a critical review of the modest body of relevant research, describes two models for extended assessments, and presents descriptive survey findings of 62 professionals conducting extended assessments,…
Descriptors: Self Disclosure (Individuals), Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Interviews
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Khalily, Muhammad Tahir; Hallahan, Brian – Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2011
We investigated the implicit psychological and behavioral consequences of sexual abuse in an adolescent girl who suffered child sexual abuse at preschool age in this case report. We report the manifestations of this abuse on her personality and psychological functioning using a structured clinical interview and a comprehensive psychological…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Psychological Evaluation, Psychological Testing
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Easton, Scott D.; Renner, Lynette M. – Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, 2013
Men who were sexually abused during childhood represent a highly stigmatized, marginalized population at risk for a variety of long-term mental health problems. Using the family integration dimension of Durkheim's theory of suicide, factors associated with suicidal ideation among a purposive sample of 487 men with histories of child sexual…
Descriptors: Males, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Adults
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Briggs, Freda – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
When the author was adviser to the Australian Minister for Education for writing the national Safe Schools Framework (2003), meetings were held with early-childhood care and education administrators from all state, Catholic and independent sectors. Their unexpected message was that educators were facing new problems, those of child sexual abuse in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Preschool Education
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Scholes, Laura; Jones, Christian; Stieler-Hunt, Colleen; Rolfe, Ben – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
In spite of research demonstrating conceptual weakness in many child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention programmes and outdated modes of delivery, students continue to participate in a diversity of initiatives. Referring to the development of a games-based approach to CSA prevention in Australia, this paper examines empirically based attributes of…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Teaching Methods, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse
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Lampert, Jo; Walsh, Kerryann – Children's Literature in Education, 2010
Children's picture books dealing with the topic of child sexual abuse appeared in the 1980s with the aim of addressing the need for age-appropriate texts to teach sexual abuse prevention concepts and to provide support for young children who may be at risk of or have already experienced sexual abuse. Despite the apparent potential of children's…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Picture Books
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