Net Exchange Response

Title: Curriculum for sexual abuse prevention

Date Posted: 11/24/2003

Question: "I am looking for research based best practices curriculum for prevention of childhood sexual abuse (elementary level)."

Response: You will want to take a look at the Emerging Practices in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect section of the Administration for Children & Families section of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- website (

The curricula they include focus on childhood safety and safe decision making, which relate to prevention of abuse relationships. You can go to the site and download the entire document. Listed below are some of the programs they include:

In addition, you might also want to take a look at the Quick Find on our website ( on Abuse (including sexual assault and harassment). This will take you to online documents and to others centers specializing in this area of concern such as
  • Child Abuse Prevention Network
  • The National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information
  • National Research Center on Child Sexual Abuse

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