Parents' knowledge, attitudes and practices about preventing child sexual abuse: a literature review

Babatsikos, Georgia (2010) Parents' knowledge, attitudes and practices about preventing child sexual abuse: a literature review. Child Abuse Review, 19 (2). pp. 107-129.

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Abstract

Increased concern about high rates of child sexual abuse has led to the demand for more prevention programmes, particularly those aimed at parents. Research on how parents manage and reduce the risk of child sexual abuse can help plan programmes. This literature review explores published research on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents on the risk and prevention of child sexual abuse and identifies gaps and needs for further research. The majority of studies reviewed originated in North America and Asia, were quantitative, surveyed mainly mothers and were more than ten years old. Recommendations are made for more current and country specific research, further research to gain a deeper understanding of how parents manage the risk of child sexual abuse, more comprehensive research covering a range of knowledge, attitude and practice variables, and greater inclusion of fathers in research.

Item ID: 15838
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: child sexual abuse, parents, prevention
ISSN: 1099-0852
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 01:45
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160703 Social Program Evaluation @ 50%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160702 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 100%
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