Journal article

Future directions in child sexual abuse prevention: An Australian perspective

Gemma McKibbin, Cathy Humphreys

Child Abuse & Neglect | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Child sexual abuse is a problem of significant proportion in Australia and globally. Prevention efforts have tended to occur on an ad hoc basis and to be poorly evaluated. A measured, evidence-based public health approach to preventing child sexual abuse is necessary to enhance the prevention agenda. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this paper was to engage with the work of Letourneau and colleagues about a public health approach to child sexual abuse prevention from an Australian perspective. METHODS: In this commentary paper, following on from Letourneau and colleagues, policy resistance to addressing the problem of child sexual abuse and its prevention in the Australian context is ..

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