A Review of Child Sexual Abuse in China and A CSA Prevention Program for Chinese Preschool-aged Children

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2016-05-27

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Liu, Xuan

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Although Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) has become a recognized global problem, studies about CSA in China are scarce. The purpose of this project is to survey and report evidence about the nature, prevalence of CSA in China, to discuss the possible cultural factors for the prevalence and characteristics of reported child sexual abuse and to design a new CSA prevention program for Chinese preschool-aged children. In the literature review part, 27 peer-reviewed research papers about CSA in China are reviewed to provide definitions of CSA, describe the prevalence of CSA in China, and compare the prevalence of CSA in China and western countries. Reasons for the great variations in prevalence of CSA reported in the available studies of CSA in China are proposed including research design and information gathering tools used, age cohorts and regions. The main findings about nature of CSA in China such as the types of CSA, offenders’ and victims’ characteristics provide a guidance in evaluating the design of a school-based CSA prevention program for Chinese preschool-aged Children.

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Child Sexual Abuse, Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Program

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