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Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse: Final report


Quadara, A and Nagy, V and Higgins, Daryl and Siegel, N, Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse: Final report, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, Research Report No. 33, pp. 1-74. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Significant numbers of Australian children have experienced neglect, emotional abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse. The adverse, long-term consequences of these experiences are well demonstrated in the research literature and well recognised by the policy and practice communities. It is also now well recognised that responding to abuse and neglect after it has been detected is only one aspect of prevention. Indeed, the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009–2020 (Council of Australian Governments [COAG], 2009b), which provides a long-term strategy for children’s wellbeing and safety, and advocates a shift in focus from statutory tertiary responses to locating child abuse prevention and child safety within a public health model. In this approach, primary prevention and universal supports for all families are the central strategies out of which more intensive interventions should flow. In other words, the focus needs to be on preventing abuse and neglect before it occurs.

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Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:child sexual abuse, prevention, perpetration
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Public health
Research Field:Community child health
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Crime prevention
UTAS Author:Nagy, V (Dr Vicky Nagy)
ID Code:136350
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Sociology and Criminology
Deposited On:2019-12-16
Last Modified:2020-01-15

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