Child sexual abuse research quality needs to be improved

Hawkins, Russell, and Lynas, Jenny (2018) Child sexual abuse research quality needs to be improved. Atlas of Science, 29 May 2019.

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Abstract

Child sexual abuse is a significant worldwide problem which results in major negative individual, family and community consequences. In response, prevention programs have become commonplace in schools. Given the evident seriousness of the consequences of sexual abuse and the substantial resources devoted to prevention programs, it is important to determine whether such programs actually do reduce the incidence of sexual abuse. Such outcome research needs to be well designed, and, historically, good research design has not always been observed. Some methodological improvements in the quality of outcome studies are being made, for example with a shift toward randomised controlled trials over simple pre-post designs without a control group.

Item ID: 54041
Item Type: Article (Other)
Keywords: child abuse prevention; child protection education; school-based program; fidelity studies; protective behavior program; elementary school
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Copyright Information: © 2019 Atlas of Science
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2019 04:13
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 @ 100%
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