(i) Child sexual abuse prevention

Overviews and reviews

Campo, M., Kaspiew, R., Moore, S. & Tayton, S. (2014). Children affected by domestic and family violence: a review of domestic and family violence prevention, early intervention and response services. Ashfield: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

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Herrenkohl, T. I., Higgins, D. J., Merrick, M. T., & Leeb, R. T. (2015). Positioning a public health framework at the intersection of child maltreatment and intimate partner violence: Primary prevention requires working outside existing systems. Child Abuse & Neglect, 48, 22.

Klevens, J., Barnett, S. B. L., Florence, C., & Moore, D. (2015). Exploring policies for the reduction of child physical abuse and neglect. Child Abuse & Neglect, 40, 1-11.

Knerr, W., F. Gardner, and L. Cluver. (2011). Parenting and the Prevention of Child Maltreatment in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: A Systematic Review of Interventions and a Discussion of Prevention of the Risks of Future Violent Behaviour among Boys. SVRI.

Knerr, W., F. Gardner, and L. Cluver. (2013). Improving positive parenting skills and reducing harsh and abusive parenting in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review. Prev Sci; 14: 352–363.

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Leach, F., Slade, E. & Dunne, M. (2013). Desk Review for Concern: Promising Practice in School Related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV) Prevention and Response Programming Globally. London: Concern Worldwide.

Ligiero, D., Hart, C., Fulu, E., Thomas, A., & Radford, L. (2019). What works to prevent sexual violence against children: Evidence Review. Together for Girls.togetherforgirls.org/svsolutions

Lundahl, B. W., Nimer, J., & Parsons, B. (2006). Preventing Child Abuse: A Meta-Analysis of Parent Training Programs. Research on Social Work Practice, 16(3), 251-262.

McCloskey, L. (2011). A systematic review of parenting interventions to prevent child abuse tested with RCT designs in high income countries, SVRI, MRC, Oak Foundation.

McKibbin, G., & Humphreys, C. (2020). Future directions in child sexual abuse prevention: An Australian perspective. Child Abuse & Neglect, 104422.

McKillop N., Rayment-McHugh S., Smallbone S. & Bromham Z. (2018). Understanding and preventing the onset of child sexual abuse in adolescence and adulthood. Report to the Criminology Research Advisory Council. http://crg.aic.gov.au/reports/1819/30-1314-FinalReport.pdf

Quadara, A., Hagy, V., Higgins, D. & Siegel, N. (2015). Conceptualising the prevention of child sexual abuse: Final report (Research Report No. 33). Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies.

Radford, L., Allnock, D. & Hynes, P. (2014). Preventing and Responding to Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation in Low- and Middle-Income Countries and Humanitarian Emergency Contexts: Evidence review.

Russell, D., Higgins, D., & Posso, A. (2020). Preventing child sexual abuse: A systematic review of interventions and their efficacy in developing countries. Child Abuse & Neglect, 102, 104395. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2020.104395

Skeen S, Tomlinson M. (2013). A public health approach to preventing child abuse in low- and middle-income countries: a call for action. Int J Psychol; 48:108–116.

Topping, K.J., and I.G. Barron. (2009). School-Based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: A Review of Effectiveness. Rev Educ Res; 79(1): 431-463.

Walsh, Kerryann, Berthelsen, Donna, Hand, Kirstine, Brandon, Leisa, & Nicholson, Jan. (2019). Sexual abuse prevention education in Australian primary schools: A national survey of programs. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(20), pp. 4328-4351.

Wurtele, S.K. (2009). Preventing sexual abuse of children in the twenty-first century: preparing for challenges and opportunities. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 18(1): 1-18.

Zwi, K. J., Woolfenden, S. R., Wheeler, D. M., O’brien, T. A., Tait, P. & Williams, K. W. (2007). School-based education programmes for the prevention of child sexual abuse. USA: Cochrane database of systematic reviews.


Further works

Adhia, A., Potter, S. J., Stapleton, J., Zuckerman, B., Phan, N., & Bair-Merritt, M. (2017). Encouraging Bystanders to Promote Positive Parenting and Prevent Child Maltreatment in Retail Settings: Results of an Exploratory Qualitative Study. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma, 26(3), 276-296.

Berrick, Jill Duerr, and Neil Gilbert. (1991). With the Best of Intentions: The Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Movement. New York & London: Guilford Press.

Castelino, Tracy. (2009). Making children’s safety and wellbeing matter. Australian Social Work, vol 62, no 1, pp 61-73.

Cox, A. D. (1997). Preventing child abuse; a review of community-based projects 1. Intervening on processes and outcome of reviews. Child Abuse Review, 6(4): 243-256.

Dennison, S., Smallbone, S., & Dombrowksi, J. (2004). Evaluation of the Community Sex Offender Program and Community Maintenance Program. Brisbane: Qld Dept of Corrective Services.

Horsfall, Briony, Leah Bromfield, and Myfanwy McDonald. (2010). Are social marketing campaigns effective in preventing child abuse and neglect? NCPC Issues (National Child Protection Clearinghouse), No. 32.

Hudson, K. (2018). Preventing Child Sexual Abuse through Education: The Work of Stop It Now! Wales. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 24(1), 99-113.

Jeffries, S., Field, R. & Bond, C.E.W. (2015). Protecting Australia’s children: A cross-jurisdictional review of domestic violence protection order legislation. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, (online). DOI:10.1080/13218719.2015.1015204

Johnson, B. (1994). Teachers’ role in the primary prevention of child abuse: dilemmas and problems. Child Abuse Review, 3(4): 259-271.

Kaufman, K. L., Erooga, M., Mathews, B., & McConnell, E. (2019). Recommendations for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse in Youth-Serving Organizations: Implications from an Australian Royal Commission Review of the Literature. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 34(20), 4199-4224. 10.1177/0886260519869239

Kemshall, H., & Moulden, H. M. (2017). Communicating About Child Sexual Abuse with the Public: Learning the Lessons from Public Awareness Campaigns. Journal of Sexual Aggression, 23(2), 124-138.

Kenny, M. C., V. Capri, R. R. Thakkar-Kolar, E. E. Ryan and M. K. Runyon (2008). Child sexual abuse: from prevention to self-protection. Child Abuse Review, 17(1): 36-54.

Kohl, J. (1993). School-based child sexual abuse prevention programs. Journal of Family Violence, 8(2): 137-150.

MacIntyre, D. and A. Carr (2000). Prevention of child sexual abuse: implications of programme evaluation research. Child Abuse Review, 9(3): 183-199.

MacMillan, H. L., C. N. Wathen, J. Barlow, D. M. Fergusson, J. M. Leventhal and H. N. Taussig (2009). Interventions to prevent child maltreatment and associated impairment. The Lancet, 373(9659): 250-266.

McDonald, M, Higgins D, Valentine K & A Lamont. (2011). Protecting Australia’s children research audit (1995–2010): Final report. Melbourne: Australian Institute of Family Studies and Social Policy Research Centres.

McGuffey, C.S. (2008). “Saving masculinity”: gender reaffirmation, sexuality, race, and parental responses to male child sexual abuse. Soc. Probl., 55: 216–37.

Mikton C, Power M, Raleva M, et al. The assessment of the readiness of five countries to implement child maltreatment prevention programs on a large scale. Child Abuse Negl 2013; 37:1237–1251.

Mowat, K. P. (2012). Masculinity as a site of pre-emptive intervention in the prevention of child sexual abuse. A thesis presented in partial fulfilment of the requirements of Doctor of Clinical Psychology at Massey University, Manawatu, New Zealand (Doctoral dissertation).

Murphy, M., O. Hall and M. Simpson (2003). When training and prevention meet. Child Abuse Review, 12(2): 107-113.

National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (2013). Using policies to promote child sexual abuse prevention: what is working? Pennsylvania US.

Nisbet, I., Smallbone, S., & Rombouts, S. (2005). Impacts of programs for adolescents who sexually offend. Sydney: NSW Department of Community Services.

Oak Foundation and Knowing Children. (2011). The Elimination of the Sexual Exploitation of Children. Oak Foundation.

Oak Foundation. (year?). Consultative Meeting on Engaging Men and Boys In Combating Sexual Exploitation of Children.

Parkinson, Patrick. (2011). For kids’ sake: repairing the social environment for Australian children and young people. University of Sydney.

Petersen, I., Bhana, A., & McKay, M. (2005). Sexual violence and youth in South Africa: The need for community-based prevention interventions. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29(11), 1233-1248. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2005.02.012

Rudolph, J., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Shanley, D. C., & Hawkins, R. (2018). Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Opportunities: Parenting, Programs, and the Reduction of Risk. Child Maltreatment, 23(1), 96-106.

Sanders, M. R., W. Cann and C. Markie-Dadds (2003). The Triple P-Positive Parenting Programme: a universal population-level approach to the prevention of child abuse. Child Abuse Review, 12(3): 155-171.

Sanders, M. R., W. Cann and C. Markie-Dadds (2003). Why a universal population-level approach to the prevention of child abuse is essential. Child Abuse Review, 12(3): 145-154.

Sanford, Linda. (1980). The Silent Children: A Parent’s Guide to the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. New York: McGraw-Hill.

Schramm, D. G., & Gomez-Scott, J. (2012). Merging Relationship Education and Child Abuse Prevention Knowledge: An Evaluation of Effectiveness with Adolescents. Marriage & Family Review, 48(8), 792-808.

Skeen S, Tomlinson M. A public health approach to preventing child abuse in low- and middle-income countries: a call for action. Int J Psychol 2013; 48:108–116.

Smallbone, S. (2009). A framework for the design, implementation and evaluation of sexual offender programs in the Northern Territory. Brisbane: Key centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance.

Smallbone, S., Dawe, S., & Howells, K. (2002). A process and content evaluation of the Violence Intervention Program. Brisbane: Qld Dept of Corrective Services.

Smallbone, S., Dennison, S., & Dombrowski, J. (2004). Evaluation of the Sex Offender Intervention Program. Brisbane: Qld Dept of Corrective Services.

Smallbone, S., W.L. Marshall, and R. Wortley. (2008). Preventing child sexual abuse: Evidence, policy and practice. Cullompton, Devon: Willan Publishing.

Toth, S., and Manly, J. (2011). Bridging research and practice: Challenges and successes in implementing evidence-based preventive intervention strategies for child maltreatment. Child Abuse and Neglect, 35, 633−636.

Turner, W., Broad, J., Drinkwater, J., Firth, A., Hester, M., Stanley, M. … Feder, G. (2015). Interventions to improve the response of professionals to children exposed to domestic violence and abuse: A systematic review. Child Abuse Review, [ahead-of-print]. DOI: 10.1002/car.2385

Tutty, L. (1993). Are child sexual abuse prevention programs effective? A review of the research. Revue Sexologique/Sexological Review, 1(2), 93-114.

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Tutty, L. (2000). What children learn from sexual abuse prevention programs: Difficult concepts and developmental issues. Research on Social Work Practice,10(3), 275-300.

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Warburton, Jane. (2014). Engaging Men and Boys as Actors in the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation. Oak Foundation.

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