Adopting a Public Health Approach to Addressing Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation.
Mian, Marcellina. Collin-Vézina, Delphine.
Published: April 2017
Child Abuse and Neglect
Vol. 66 , p. 152-154
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This article explains the four interrelated steps of the public health approach in addressing violence prevention adopted by the World Health Organization and applies them to child sexual abuse and exploitation. The four steps include: identify the nature and extent of the problem, identify the underlying causes and risk factors for child sexual abuse and exploitation, design and test interventions that address the underlying causes and risk factors through outcome evaluation studies; and scale up effective interventions by their integration into policies and programs that affect the entire population in a county or region, and that are monitored to assess their effectiveness. 5 references.
child abuse; sexual abuse; sexual exploitation; public health services; prevention programs; identification; risk factors; evidence based practice; policy formation