Prevention of Child Abuse Books & Links


A Common Sense Approach to Protecting Children and

Teaching Children To Protect Themselves (Paperback)

By Sherryll Kraizer, PhD



Research & Articles by Dr. Kraizer

Rethinking Prevention

Measuring Actual Reduction of Risk to Child Abuse: A New Approach

Measuring Children’s Retention of Skills to Resist Stranger Abduction: Use of the Simulation Technique

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs: What makes Them Effective in Protecting Children?

Programming for Preventing Sexual Abuse and Abduction: What Does It Mean When It Works?

Children in Self-Care: A New Perspective

Dade County Public Schools Evaluation of the Safe Child Program

References for Cited Statistics


Other Articles of Interest


Marla R. Brassard & Christina M. Fiorvanti, Teachers College, Columbia University

Child abuse is a leading cause of emotional, behavioral, and health problems across the lifespan. It
is also preventable. School-based abuse prevention programs for early childhood and elementary
school children have been found to be effective in increasing student knowledge and protective
behaviors. The purpose of this article is to help school psychologists understand the potential
positive impact of abuse prevention programs in their school, choose a high-quality program for
their population, and be aware of the practical considerations of implementation.

Psychology in the Schools, Vol. 52(1), 2015 C  2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Guidelines for Effective Prevention Programming

This article clearly lays out the core issues and the elements that must be present for an effective and comprehensive prevention of child abuse program.

Safe & Sound 

Especially for military families, this page on Military One Source has some good resources.

Health and Safety Resources for Keeping Children Safe

David Patterson, of the ACLS Training Center, has put together an invaluable series of materials to help you protect your children.

Check out this site for resources on:

  • Home Safety
  • Neighborhood Safety
  • School & Bus Safety
  • Choking Prevention
  • Travel Safety
  • Water Safety
  • Outdoor Safety
  • Food Allergies Safety
  • Poison Prevention & Safety



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Now Available in Mandarin: Safe Child & Take A Stand

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Cyber-bullying & Impact of Bullying on Substance Abuse

Link to – Cyber Bullying: The Definitive Guide for Educators, Parents, and Family Members This

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Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids At Perceived — But Unreal — Risk?

Tania Lombrozo asks some important and provocative questions as she reports on new research that gets

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Traveling Safely and Being Prepared for Whatever Comes Up

There are so many things to think about with young children, but a no-brainer is

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When should your child have a smartphone?

Safety is a function of parental judgement and decision-making.  As more children get phones at

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Author Dr. Sherryll Kraizer has a Ph.D. in education with a specialization in youth at risk.