Choosing between child protection programmes

Briggs, Freda, and Hawkins, Russell M.F. (1994) Choosing between child protection programmes. Child Abuse Review, 3 (4). pp. 272-283.

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In 1985, Victorian police (Melbourne, Australia) adopted "Protective Behaviours" and promoted it nationwide as a school-based child protection programme. New Zealand police examined and rejected this "empowerment" model and, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education, created their own stage-by-stage school curriculum for children of 5 years upwards. Three hundred and seventy-eight Australian and New Zealand children were interviewed before and after using the programmes, with a 12-month interval to assess retention rates. The New Zealand method was more effective in increasing children's safety knowledge. In both countries, success related to the factors of social class, level of teacher commitment and parent participation in the programme. Descriptions of the two types of programmes are presented to help informed choice regarding child protection programmes.

Item ID: 50090
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1099-0852
Keywords: child protection, prevention, school programmes
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2017 22:10
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920501 Child Health @ 50%
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