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Resources on the Safety of Minors at Michigan State University: Articles

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Colton, M. (2010). Sexual Abuse by Men Who Work with Children. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(3), 345-364.
Analysis of eight adult men who victimized children while working in educational and volunteer settings.  The perpetrators sought jobs and volunteer positions that gave them access to children.  Their role and status and ability to engender trust aids in offending.  Perpetrators groom families and communities in addition to children.
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Cromer, L.D. (2010). Child Sexual Abuse Myths: Attitudes, Beliefs and Individual Differences. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(6), 618-647.
Addresses incorrect beliefs regarding sexual abuse, victims and perpetrators. Myths include minimization of harm, denials of the extent and perpetrator stereotypes.  Provides data regarding myth prevalence, research refuting/confirming myth categories and cultural contexts.
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Elliott, M. (1995). Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: What Offenders Tell Us. Child Abuse & Neglect, 19, 579-594.
Ninety-one child sex offenders were interviewed. They tell us how and why they selected their victims, how they prevented them from disclosing the abuse, and the grooming behaviors they used. The offenders offer suggestions for preventing child sexual abuse.
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Fontes, L.A. (2010). Cultural Issues in Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(5), 491-518.
Culture, including religion and ethnicity, affects the liklihood that abuse will be disclosed or reported both here and internationally.
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Knoll, J. (2010). Teacher Sexual Misconduct: Grooming Patterns and Female Offenders. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(4), 371-386.
Review of the literature on female teacher sexual misconduct. Includes warning signs and prevention strategies.
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Newton, A.W. (2010). The Role of the Medical Provider in the Evaluation of Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(6), 669-86.
The roles of nurses and physicians have evolved over time. To minimize interviews, assessments are held in facilities like child advocacy centers where uniquely trained physicians, nurses, forensic interviewers, child protective service workers, police and attorneys can work in a coordinated way.
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O'Leary, P. (2010). The Effect of Severe Child Sexual Abuse and Disclosure on Mental Health During Adulthood. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 19(3), 275-289.
Study of 172 adults. Adverse mental health outcomes were correlated with age of the child, duration of abuse, physical injury, number of abusers and variables related to disclosure.
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Perez-Pena, Richard (2012, July 12). In report, failures throughout Penn State. New York Times.
This article discusses the Freeh Report analysis of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal at Penn State University, citing widespread personal and cultural failures.
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Plummer, C.A. (2001). Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse: A Survey of 87 Programs. Violence and Victims, 16, 575-588.
Includes information about how child sexual abuse programs are functioning, the issues they encounter and recommendations on how to improve them.
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Topping, K.J. (2009). School-Based Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: A Review of Effectiveness. Review of Educational Research, 79(1), 431-463.
Systematic review of 22 studies. Many studies had methodological limitations. There was limited evidence of effectiveness of programs and some reported negative effects.  Cost effectiveness was also problematic.
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Walsh, Kerryann (2015). School-based Education Programmes for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, no. 4. The authors examined RCTs, cluster RCTs, and quasi-RCTs of school-based educational programs for the prevention of child sexual abuse. The studies show evidence of improvements in protective behaviors and knowledge among children who participated in the programs without increased anxiety or fear. Programs may increase the chance of disclosure.
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD004380.pub3/full

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