|Preventing Child Sexual Abuse|
The problem of sexual abuse has been in the news as the trial of coach and accused child sexual abuser Jerry Sandusky continues this week.
On Tuesday, the Amateur Athletic Union announced new guidelines for coaches and athletic staff working with children. These include stronger background checks and a ban on adults being alone with children.
The New York Times published an interesting blog about addressing child sexual abuse with boys and how cultural factors, messages and approaches may differ from those used with girls.
Advocates for Youth recently published two new factsheets about child sexual abuse, including the latest studes, statistics and prevention approaches. Check them out:
If you are an educator or youth serving professional, check out Advocates' lesson plan for discussing sexual abuse with teens and providing them with tools to help themselves and others.