What Works to Prevent the Sexual Exploitation of Children and Youth (Chapter 12 in Wiley Handbook of What Works in Child Maltreatment: An Evidence-Based Approach to Assessment and Intervention in Child Protection).
Wurele, Sandy K.
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This chapter reviews current prevention efforts and provides direction for future initiatives to prevent the sexual exploitation of children and youth. International primary prevention strategies are described using an ecological framework targeting many segments of society, including children, parents/caretakers, youth-serving organizations, society, and cyberspace. The need for prevention interventions that modify both the individual and the environment is emphasized. Numerous references. (Author abstract modified);
primary prevention; ecological factors; models; child abuse; sexual abuse; sexual exploitation;