One in Ten

Child Abuse as a Public Health Issue

May 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
One in Ten
Child Abuse as a Public Health Issue
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One in Ten
Child Abuse as a Public Health Issue
May 02, 2019 Season 1 Episode 1
National Children's Alliance / Elizabeth LeTourneau
The case for treating child sexual abuse as a public health issue and not just a criminal justice problem.
Show Notes

Research indicates that 15-20 percent of girls and 5-10 percent of boys in the United States are affected by child sexual abuse. Those are numbers that should make everyone sit up and take notice, and yet one of the biggest funding gaps we see in our field is the lack of government support for research on how to prevent this abuse. Instead of a public health issue, child sexual abuse is still seen by many as a criminal justice problem. In this episode, we talk to Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse about what policies she sees as fundamentally flawed, where the bright spots are, and why prevention should be a federal priority.

Mentioned in this episode:

Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse

Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers

Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)

David Finkelhor, Ph.D.

Division of Violence Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jane Silovsky, Ph.D.

Safe Dates

Shifting Boundaries

NCA resources for addressing youth and children with problematic sexual behaviors