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NCJ Number: 91499 Find in a Library
Title: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Project - An Educational Program for Children
Corporate Author: Hennepin Cty Attorney
Sexual Assault Services
United States of America
Date Published: 1979
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: Hennepin Cty Attorney
Minneapolis, MN 55415
McKnight Foundation
Minneapolis, MN 55426
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guidebook of the Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Project (CSAPP) of Hennepin County (Minnesota) is designed to develop better methods of communication with children about sexual exploitation, share information with parents and professionals who work with children, and maximize the sensitivity and skills of those who must face this issue.
Abstract: This guidebook outlines the procedures, findings, 'how to's,' and a resulting curriculum of the pilot prevention project. During the 2-year pilot period of the CSAPP, children taught professionals what they knew about sexual assault and exploitation. Professionals collected this information and, with the help of students, developed an educational program geared toward the prevention of sexual exploitation. The study focused on preteen children, because their exposure to the subject is minimal. They have not yet learned about the mythology of sexual assault, so they have not insulated themselves with defenses regarding the subject matter. One section of the guidebook provides clues about the myths and perceptions of students, as the information it provides was derived from typical questions students ask about the nature and ramifications of sexual exploitation. The tools for teaching children about sexual assault and touch are included. The foundation of the curriculum is the discussion and theatrical portrayal of the difference between touch that is nurturing and caring and touch that is exploitive and damaging. One section outlines the approaches for teaching the materials, and another section includes suggested activities for teaching a sexual curriculum at different grade levels. Resources in Hennepin County for dealing with child sexual abuse are listed.
Index Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse; Crime specific countermeasures; Curriculum; Educational courses; Minnesota; Public education; Public schools
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