Forebyggingstiltak mot seksuelt misbruk av barn: en metaanalyse

Child sexual abuse prevention programs: A meta-analysis

Davis, M. Gidycz, C. A.
Journal of Clinical Child Psychology
Conducted a meta-analytic evaluation of the effectiveness of school-based child abuse prevention programs. Literature searches identified 27 studies meeting inclusion criteria for use in this meta-analysis. The average effect size for all programs studied was 1.07, indicating that children who participated in prevention programs perform 1.07 SD higher than control group children on the outcome measures used in the studies. Analysis of moderator variables revealed significant effects for age, number of sessions, participant involvement, type of outcome measure, and use of behavioral skills training. Most important, programs presented over 4 or more sessions that allowed children to become physically involved produced the highest effect sizes. Although most often used only with younger children, findings suggest that active, long-term programs may be more effective for children of all ages. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract).

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Type of intervention

Preventive- and Promotive Health Interventions


Parenting Skills


Sexual Abuse


Psychological Treatments

Psychoeducational Interventions

The organization of interventions

School/Preschoolbased Interventions

Age group

Preschool Aged Children (3-5 years)

School Aged Children (6-12 years)

Adolescents (13-18 years)

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