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Evaluation research of the effectiveness of a child sexual abuse prevention program utilizing the public health approach


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Child sexual abuse continues to be an epidemic in the United States, with traditional, child-focused interventions thus far not proving successful at ameliorating this social problem. The purpose of this study was to conduct evaluation research on the STOP IT NOW! Program, a public health approach to intervention, to address the need for evidenced-based approaches and justification for the utilization of dwindling resources. Results from the mixed method design of a key informant survey administered to National Adolescent Perpetrator Network conference attendees and a multiple time-series comparison of child sexual abuse cases reported in a state receiving the traditional approach versus the public health approach suggested problems with widespread adaptation, a necessary stage for this approach to be successful. Further research is necessary to address obstacles to this stage and to examine initial promising results of the quantitative data gathered through the multiple time-series design.

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Subject
Public health;
Behavioral Sciences;
Counseling Psychology
Classification
0573: Public health
0602: Behavioral Sciences
0603: Counseling Psychology
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Psychology; Child sexual abuse; Preconditions of abuse; Primary prevention; Protective factors; Public health approach; Risk factors
Title
Evaluation research of the effectiveness of a child sexual abuse prevention program utilizing the public health approach
Author
Moser, Diana A.
Number of pages
112
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
1351
Source
DAI-B 72/03, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124432854
Advisor
Esmail, Ashraf
Committee member
Kladopoulos, Toni; Zeng, Heather
University/institution
Capella University
Department
School of Human Services
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3438883
ProQuest document ID
849723607
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/849723607
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