Prof Daryl Higgins, Mr Douglas Russell, Prof Alberto Posso (RMIT)

Project Manager:

Douglas Russell


Systematic reviews offer a broader and more reliable picture of research undertaken in the past. While many studies have investigated prevention strategies of child sexual abuse in developing and anglophone countries, little research, and no reviews have investigated the success, or challenges, facing prevention strategies in countries with less developed laws and fewer resources. The aim of this systematic review is to identify which types of prevention strategies are used most often, which ones are successful in their aims, and whether this links to preventing child sexual abuse or not.


Russell, D., Higgins, D. & Posso, A. (2020). Preventing child sexual abuse: A systematic review of interventions and their efficacy in developing countries. Child Abuse & Neglect, ISSN: 0145-2134, Vol: 102, Page: 104395.

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