Making prevention matter : a survey of child sexual abuse prevention programs in Australia

Walsh, Kerryann M., Berthelsen, Donna C., Brandon, Leisa, & Nicholson, Jan (2012) Making prevention matter : a survey of child sexual abuse prevention programs in Australia. In 2012 Protective Behaviours Australia National Conference, 20-21 July 2012, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane. (Unpublished)

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Throughout Australia, there is considerable concern about the prevalence of child sexual abuse. Sexual abuse is experienced by over 3,500 Australian children each year, causing long-term psychological, health and social problems to children, their families and communities, and significant economic costs to society as a whole. In many countries, the provision of school-based programs has been a core strategy in efforts to prevent child sexual abuse. However, little is known about the range of programs in use in Australia, the numbers of children who have received programs, and the contents and methods used in program delivery. This presentation reports on a detailed National survey of child sexual abuse prevention programs currently used in Australian primary schools. An online survey was conducted over a six-month period from November 2011 to April 2012 yielding detailed data from 38 programs. The presentation will provide an overview of: the scope and reach of programs; program content, teaching strategies and resources; barriers and facilitators to program adoption by schools; and program evaluation strategies.

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ID Code: 65616
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: child sexual abuse, prevention education, protective behaviour, personal safety education, maltreatment
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (111700)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Current > Schools > School of Early Childhood
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Deposited On: 01 Jan 2014 23:00
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2014 19:36

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