Although sexual abuse education programs have proliferated in recent years, they are not without their critics.
Criticisms have included worries that the programs are too developmentally sophisticated for young children.
Unfortunately, no writers have systematically examined program content in light of the developmental level of preschool-aged children.
This article explores important linkages between developmental theory as it relates to children's understanding of motive, intention, and authority and two methods used to educate preschool-aged children about sexual abuse.
Current developmental research offers clear possibilities for improving and evaluating these extant curricula.
In addition, future topics for basic developmental research related to sexual abuse are proposed.
Mots-clés Pascal : Education sanitaire, Abus sexuel, Programme sanitaire, Développement, Compréhension, Motivation, Intention, Autorité, Age préscolaire, Enfant, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health education, Sexual abuse, Sanitary program, Development, Comprehension, Motivation, Intention, Authority, Preschool age, Child, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0450235
Code Inist : 002B18H05A. Création : 01/03/1996.