School-Based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs

Questions, Answers, and More Questions
  • Sandy K. Wurtele
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


In response to the growing awareness of the extent and consequences of child sexual abuse (CSA: see Chapter 20), many programs to prevent its occurrence have been developed and disseminated since the 1980s. In contrast to efforts to prevent the physical abuse or neglect of children (which attempt to modify adult behavior), the focus of CSA prevention efforts has been primarily to alter the knowledge and skills of children, through group-based instruction on personal safety, usually conducted in educational (preschool or elementary school) settings.


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  • Sandy K. Wurtele
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  1. 1.Psychology DepartmentUniversity of ColoradoColorado SpringsUSA

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