Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and Risk Reduction: Literature Review for Parents and Guardians
Several child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention efforts target parents and guardians, given that they are in a unique position to educate and protect their children from sexual victimization. This literature review examines research on prevention efforts targeting parents to support or reject three hypotheses: (1) Prevention efforts intended for parents increase their knowledge of CSA, (2) such prevention efforts motivate parents to educate and protect children from CSA, and (3) such efforts result in lower rates of child sexual victimization.
This review is a part of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Information Packet. Other resources from this packet include: overview, technical assistance bulletin, technical assistance guide on programs for adults, technical assistance guide on programs for children, resource list, annotated bibliography, research brief, and an online special collection.