Making Prevention Matter

Project Summary

School-based prevention programs are central to national efforts to prevent child sexual abuse (CSA) and its harmful effects, but the effectiveness of current CSA prevention programs is unknown, and research is hampered by a proliferation of programs that vary in content and processes. This research will produce key recommendations for CSA prevention programs. It will generate important new knowledge about programs in use, their characteristics and features, and the ways in which they effect change. It will provide guidelines for tailoring programs for at-risk groups and will provide important data to guide consumers about program quality. Significantly, it will contribute a consolidated framework to guide future program evaluation.


Funding / Grants

  • ARC Discovery Project $251,000

Team

Other Team Members

Professor Jan Nicholson, LaTrobe University Ms Leisa Brandon, Research assistant 2010-2014 Dr Kirstine Hand, Senior research assistant