n Child Abuse Research in South Africa - Preventing child sexual abuse : promising strategies and next steps

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-1383



Most child abuse prevention programming and research has focused on the development and assessment of strategies aimed at reducing the prevalence of physical abuse and neglect. To a large extent, this pattern reflects the field's major emphasis for the past 30 years. Until recently, professionals and the general public perceived maltreatment to involve problematic or damaging parenting practices.

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