J Korean Acad Nurs.  2003 Apr;33(2):189-199.

Development of the Educational Program for Prevention of Sexual Abuse in Children

  • 1College of Nursing Science, Ewha Womans University, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Inje University, Korea. jibai@inje.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Nursing, Samyook University, Korea.


PURPOSE: The purposes of this study is to develop an educational program to prevent sexual abuse of children and to improve the physical and mental health of children by providing a rape-free environment and safety education. This program will provide parents and children with information on how to prevent sexual abuse in children. Children learn specific methods to avoid being victimized both at home and outside the home through a learning game and simulation, which is based on problem solving. METHOD: This program was developed based on a literature reviews, surveys and negotiation process. School- aged-children, parents, and teachers were interviewed to reveal their educational needs based on their experiences related to sexual abuse. RESULT: This program includes useful subjects such as safety education, early detection of sexual abuse, crisis management, resource persons, and phone numbers of available hospital. Counseling is provided by researcher or by a pediatric psychiatrist if needed. CONCLUSION: This program could be adequately utilized for prevention of sexual abuse of children. It also will provide an intervention strategy for abused children. This educational program was distributed to all of the elementary school through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development.


Child sexual abuse; Educational program
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