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NCJ Number: NCJ 241448     Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of a Personal Safety Program with Latino Preschoolers
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:4  Dated:July - August 2012  Pages:368 to 385
Author(s): Maureen C. Kenny ; Sandy K. Wurtele ; Laura Alonso
Date Published: 08/2012
Page Count: 18
Document: HTML 
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study evaluated a personal safety educational program designed for Latino families attending preschools in a large metropolis.
Abstract: This study evaluated a personal safety educational program designed for Latino families attending preschools in a large metropolis. Seventy-eight children who participated in the Kids Learning About Safety program were compared to 45 control children. Compared with controls, participating children demonstrated enhanced ability to recognize inappropriate touches, learned correct genital terminology, were able to recognize the inappropriateness of touch requests made by “good” people, demonstrated higher levels of personal safety skills, and learned general safety rules. Gains in knowledge were maintained at three-month follow-up testing for all content areas except genital terminology. Although feedback provided by participating families was positive, recruiting participants and maintaining attendance at sessions was difficult. Discussion includes recommendations for future research and engagement of this population. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Child abuse prevention ; Parent and child education ; Hispanic
   
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