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Title: Child Sexual Abuse: An Administrator's Nightmare
Journal: School Safety Update  Dated:(December 1993)  Pages:1-4
Author(s): H R Cellini; B K Schwartz; S Readio
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 85-MU-CX-0003
Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: School systems should address the problem of child sexual abuse from a multifaceted perspective that involves students, parents, staff, and the community in protecting the children.
Abstract: School systems have both legal and ethical responsibilities for addressing the problem proactively on a variety of levels, because 1 of 4 females and 1 of 6 males will be molested before their 18th birthday. Keeping molesters away from children requires effective record screening and selection of school personnel. Keeping children away from molesters requires the training of children to avoid individuals who make inappropriate overtures toward them. School system efforts should also address the four enabling factors that contribute to sexual assault: (1) offender motivation to commit the abuse, (2) disinhibiting factors that limit the offender's impulse control, (3) an environment that allows the abuse to occur, and (4) the availability of victims. Several strategies are available to address each of these factors. In addition, a survey of 105 convicted sex offenders suggests specific approaches that schools can use to prevent child sexual abuse. Lists of signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse and organizations from which to obtain further information
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Child abuse detection; Child abuse prevention; Child Sexual Abuse; School security
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