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Leveraging Systems to Improve and Expand Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
January 14 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PMFree
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is a public health concern of considerable magnitude, affecting 1 in 5 females and 1 in 10 males. CSA is associated with a host of consequences including mental and physical health problems, relationship difficulties, revictimization, drug and alcohol addiction, teenage childbearing, and sexual dysfunction conferring a lifetime economic burden estimated to exceed $9.3B. Annual incidence rates in the U.S. have plateaued over the past few decades—an indication that prevention efforts are in need of innovation.
The focus of the 2022 Innovation Hub will involve leveraging large public systems – such as the child protective service system or the school system – to extend CSA prevention efforts and reach both universal and high risk audiences. Speakers will illustrate how various systems have been useful launching points for prevention efforts and discuss the implementation challenges and next steps for moving forward.