Research on Program Effectiveness

New Article on Program Effectiveness:

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


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. C  2014 Wiley
Periodicals, Inc.

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

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