Lecturers critique child sexual abuse prevention policies

Experts who met to discuss prevention of child sexual abuse at the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s fifth annual Child Sexual Abuse Symposium cast a critical eye on policies aimed at preventing such abuse. The Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse hosted the symposium on April 27,

Among the lecturers was Jill Levenson, a Professor of Social Work at Barry University.

Levenson believes that current prevention practices are problematic because they focus too much on reacting to abuse rather than preventing it.

“We spend lots of resources on incarceration, sex offender registries and foster care placements after abuse takes place rather than investing more on reducing social problems and reshaping cultural messaging,” she wrote.

Read more about the symposium here.

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