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Planning for Sexual Abuse Prevention Training of School Teachers and Health Care Workers


Zechetmayr, M and Swabey, KJ, Planning for Sexual Abuse Prevention Training of School Teachers and Health Care Workers, Journal of Health & Social Policy, 11, (2) pp. 17-29. ISSN 0897-7186 (1999) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1300/J045v11n02_02


Literature points out that there are no socioeconomic differences for victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse in families. It also states that sexual abuse is a 'silent disease' and epidemiological data has only recently been available, however, research also convincingly shows that sexual abuse leads to severe post-traumatic and long-term pathological social, psychological, emotional, mental, physical and educational problems for the victim in the school, family, relationship formation and community participation. Ignored in many cases, careful planning is essential to develop a training policy and workshops for teachers and health care workers to recognize the possibility and address the issue of sexual abuse and treatment.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Secondary education
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Zechetmayr, M (Dr Monika Zechetmayr)
UTAS Author:Swabey, KJ (Professor Karen Swabey)
ID Code:16267
Year Published:1999
Deposited By:Secondary and Post-Compulsory Education
Deposited On:1999-08-01
Last Modified:2000-05-05

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