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The "Who Do You Tell?"™ Child Sexual Abuse Education Program: Eight Years of Monitoring.
J Child Sex Abus 2019; :1-20JC

Abstract

School-based programs have been the central strategy to educate children about the serious nature of child sexual abuse (CSA) in the hope of prevention or early intervention. While program evaluations consistently show significant improvement in children's knowledge and skills, it behooves programs to monitor their impacts. Monitoring, or on-going assessments, can take several forms but in the current study refers to monitoring the outcome of knowledge of CSA prevention concepts. The "Who Do You Tell?"™ child sexual abuse education program has been offered for 35 years in Calgary, Canada and was previously evaluated in a randomized pre-test-post-test comparison study with strong positive findings. This article presents the results of subsequently monitoring program outcomes over an eight-year period (2010-2017), examining knowledge/attitudes in 6198 students in 50 schools in a Western Canadian city. All students significantly increased their CSA knowledge/attitudes with large effect sizes. Practice and policy implications are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary , Calgary , Canada.Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse , Calgary , Alberta , Canada.Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse , Calgary , Alberta , Canada.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

31525148

Citation

Tutty, Leslie M., et al. "The "Who Do You Tell?"™ Child Sexual Abuse Education Program: Eight Years of Monitoring." Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 2019, pp. 1-20.
Tutty LM, Aubry D, Velasquez L. The "Who Do You Tell?"™ Child Sexual Abuse Education Program: Eight Years of Monitoring. J Child Sex Abus. 2019.
Tutty, L. M., Aubry, D., & Velasquez, L. (2019). The "Who Do You Tell?"™ Child Sexual Abuse Education Program: Eight Years of Monitoring. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, pp. 1-20. doi:10.1080/10538712.2019.1663969.
Tutty LM, Aubry D, Velasquez L. The "Who Do You Tell?"™ Child Sexual Abuse Education Program: Eight Years of Monitoring. J Child Sex Abus. 2019 Sep 16;1-20. PubMed PMID: 31525148.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The "Who Do You Tell?"™ Child Sexual Abuse Education Program: Eight Years of Monitoring. AU - Tutty,Leslie M, AU - Aubry,Danielle, AU - Velasquez,Laura, Y1 - 2019/09/16/ PY - 2019/9/17/entrez PY - 2019/9/17/pubmed PY - 2019/9/17/medline KW - Child sexual abuse KW - monitoring KW - program evaluation KW - school-based prevention SP - 1 EP - 20 JF - Journal of child sexual abuse JO - J Child Sex Abus N2 - School-based programs have been the central strategy to educate children about the serious nature of child sexual abuse (CSA) in the hope of prevention or early intervention. While program evaluations consistently show significant improvement in children's knowledge and skills, it behooves programs to monitor their impacts. Monitoring, or on-going assessments, can take several forms but in the current study refers to monitoring the outcome of knowledge of CSA prevention concepts. The "Who Do You Tell?"™ child sexual abuse education program has been offered for 35 years in Calgary, Canada and was previously evaluated in a randomized pre-test-post-test comparison study with strong positive findings. This article presents the results of subsequently monitoring program outcomes over an eight-year period (2010-2017), examining knowledge/attitudes in 6198 students in 50 schools in a Western Canadian city. All students significantly increased their CSA knowledge/attitudes with large effect sizes. Practice and policy implications are discussed. SN - 1547-0679 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/31525148/The_"Who_Do_You_Tell"™_Child_Sexual_Abuse_Education_Program:_Eight_Years_of_Monitoring L2 - http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10538712.2019.1663969 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -