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NCJ Number: NCJ 241961     Find in a Library
Title: Evaluation of a Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop in a Multicultural, Impoverished Urban Area
Journal: Journal of Child Sexual Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:5  Dated:September - October 2012  Pages:521 to 542
Author(s): Isabelle Daigneault ; Martine Hebert ; Pierre McDuff ; Jean-Yves Frappier
Date Published: 10/2012
Page Count: 22
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Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines a sexual abuse prevention workshop for elementary school age children in Canada.
Abstract: Participants in the ESPACE sexual abuse prevention workshop were in grades one through four and attended three Montreal, Canada, public schools in low socioeconomic areas. The sample was culturally diverse, with half born outside of Canada. An evaluation was conducted to explore the effects associated with participating in the workshop and the effects of booster sessions conducted 2 years later. Outcomes included knowledge gained, the ability to offer behavioral responses to abusive situations, peer victimization, sense of safety, empathy, self-efficacy, and support. Results revealed that participants in this sample obtained low scores on measures of sexual abuse knowledge and that short booster sessions that elicit children's recall of the learned material might produce greater improvements. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention
Index Term(s): Program evaluation ; Intervention ; Schools ; Child Sexual Abuse ; Cross cultural training ; Canada
   
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