Preventing childhood sexual abuse: an ecological approach

J Child Sex Abus. 2012;21(4):361-7. doi: 10.1080/10538712.2012.675567.


Childhood sexual abuse is a significant public health problem that negatively affects victims, families, organizations, and society. This special issue presents innovative approaches designed to prevent the sexual exploitation of youth. Using both an ecological approach and the Spectrum of Prevention ( Parks, Davis & Cohen, 2010 ), the articles collected for this special issue highlight cutting-edge prevention approaches educating children, parents, professionals, organizations, and the general public.

Publication types

  • Introductory Journal Article

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / prevention & control*
  • Humans
  • Parents
  • Public Health*