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Title: Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: Evaluation of a Teacher Training Model
Journal: Child Abuse and Neglect, the International Journal  Volume:12  Issue:4  Dated:(1988)  Pages:555-561
Author(s): C Kleemeier; C Webb; A Hazzard; J Pohl
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 7
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Mental Health
Bethesda, MD 20852
Grant Number: MH41161-01
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this evaluation of the effectiveness of a 6-hour teacher training workshop on child sexual abuse prevention, responses of 26 female elementary teachers who participated in the workshop were compared to responses of 19 control teachers on several pretraining, posttraining, and follow-up measures.
Abstract: Relative to controls, trained teachers demonstrated significant increases from pretesting to posttesting in knowledge about child sexual abuse and pro-prevention opinions. On a post-only vignettes measure, trained teachers were better able than control teachers to identify behavioral indicators of abuse and suggest appropriate interventions for hypothetical sexually abused children. Over a 6-week follow-up period, trained teachers read more about child abuse than control teachers but did not differ on other behavioral dimensions such as reporting suspected abuse cases. Further research will examine the effects of additional teacher training over an extended follow-up period. 1 table, 17 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Child abuse prevention training
Index Term(s): Child abuse prevention; Child Sexual Abuse; Educators child-abuse neglect role
Note: Paper Presented at the American Psychological Association, New York, August 1987.
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