Parents' knowledge, attitudes and practices about preventing child sexual abuse: a literature review

Babatsikos, Georgia 2010, Parents' knowledge, attitudes and practices about preventing child sexual abuse: a literature review, Child abuse review, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 107-129.


Title Parents' knowledge, attitudes and practices about preventing child sexual abuse: a literature review
Author(s) Babatsikos, Georgia
Journal name Child abuse review
Volume number 19
Issue number 2
Start page 107
End page 129
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
Place of publication West Sussex, England
Publication date 2010-01
ISSN 0952-9136
1099-0852
Keyword(s) child sexual abuse
parents
prevention
Summary Increased concern about high rates of child sexual abuse has led to the demand for more prevention programmes, particularly those aimed at parents. Research on how parents manage and reduce the risk of child sexual abuse can help plan programmes. This literature review explores published research on the knowledge, attitudes and practices of parents on the risk and prevention of child sexual abuse and identifies gaps and needs for further research. The majority of studies reviewed originated in North America and Asia, were quantitative, surveyed mainly mothers and were more than ten years old. Recommendations are made for more current and country specific research, further research to gain a deeper understanding of how parents manage the risk of child sexual abuse, more comprehensive research covering a range of knowledge, attitude and practice variables, and greater inclusion of fathers in research.
Language eng
Field of Research 111711 Health Information Systems (incl Surveillance)
111704 Community Child Health
170103 Educational Psychology
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2009, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30028650

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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