Research Papers
Parenting, Gender Socialisation and the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Lowand Middle-income Countries
The SVRI has commissioned desk reviews on parenting interventions to prevent child neglect and abuse and promote more equitable gender re-socialisation of children. This work has been supported by the Oak Foundation. A preliminary step in this process was the hosting of seminar to present early findings of some of these reviews by researchers from the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford and Department of Public Health, University of Illinois. This was held on Thursd
Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)
23 Sep 2010
Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI)
Supporting Strong Families and Communities in New Jersey Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect, 2014 - 2017
The plan for Supporting Strong Families and Communities in New Jersey provides a guiding framework to prevent all forms of child abuse, neglect and adversity. The plan provides an overview of child maltreatment as a public health concern and opportunities for improving prevention efforts. Most important, as a living document, it provides a shared vision, strategic goals and strategic objectives to guide prevention efforts in New Jersey, 2014 through 2017.
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect NJTFCAN
01 Dec 2017
New Jersey Task Force on Child Abuse and Neglect - NJTFCAN
Child Sexual Abuse Primary prevention Strategies: A Literature Review
The purpose of this report is to review the research support for child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention strategies. It focuses on primary prevention strategies which, based on the Public Health Model of prevention, aim to prevent sexual abuse before it happens (Dworkin & Martyniuk, 2011). For the purposes of this report, these strategies are grouped into categories based on their primary target audience: children, parents/adults and communities.
Erin Whitham, Vivian James,
01 Aug 2017
Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
Child Maltreatment Prevention Readiness Assessment: South Africa
South Africa is a developing middle-income country characterised by high wealth and income inequalities, unemployment, poverty and high HIV/AIDS prevalence which negatively affect child wellbeing. Based on household survey data obtained from the government statistical agency (Statistics South Africa) the World Bank estimates that South Africa, with a Gini coefficient of 0.68, is one of the most unequal societies in the world. A large proportion of South Africa’s population (26.2%) continues to l
Catherine L. Ward, Hazel Roberts,
01 Jan 2012
Human Science Research Council (HSRC)
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention: A Qualitative Examination of Missouri’s Strengthening Families Initiative
According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), one in 50 infants in the U.S. is a victim of abuse or neglect. Furthermore, annually, almost one million U.S. children are confirmed victims of child maltreatment, while almost three million children are reported to authorities for abuse or neglect annually (CDC, 2008). These shocking numbers do not include the many victims whose maltreatment goes unreported. If the cost to individual lives being traumatized is not dreadful en
Sheila J. Brookes
30 Jun 2008
Children’s Trust Fund of Missouri
Play it Safe!: A School-Based Childhood Physical and Sexual Abuse Prevention Program
Childhood physical and sexual abuse continues to be prevalent in our society (Geeraert, Van den Noortgate, Grietens, and Onghena, 2004; Klevens & Whitaker, 2007). The United States Department of Health and Human Services’ (USDHHS) Child Maltreatment report (2013) indicated that 18.3% of children were physically abused and 9.3% of children were sexually abused in 2011. Another study reported that one in four children (28.4%) had been physically abused and one in 25 children (4.5%) had been sexual
Joan M. Blakey, Jeffry W. Thigpen
01 Jan 2015
Journal of Adolescent and Family Health (JAFH)