Engaging Parents and Caregivers in the Prevention of Child Sexual AbuseJennifer M Foster*
Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University, 3102 Sangren Hall, Kalamazoo, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jennifer M Foster
Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
Western Michigan University, 3102 Sangren Hall
Kalamazoo, MI 49008, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: Mar 03, 2017; Accepted date: Mar 24, 2017; Published date: Mar 27, 2017
Citation: Foster JM (2017) Engaging Parents and Caregivers in the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse. J Trauma Treat 6:367. doi:10.4172/2167-1222.1000367
Copyright: © 2017 Foster JM. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the creative commons attribution license, which permits unrestricted use,distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Engaging parents and caregivers in the prevention of child sexual abuse (CSA) is “a type of maltreatment that refers to the involvement of the child in sexual activity to provide sexual gratification or financial benefit to the perpetrator, including contacts for sexual purposes, molestation, statutory rape, prostitution, pornography, exposure, incest, or other sexually exploitative activities”. CSA includes contact and noncontact sexually abusive acts that are both overt and covert in nature.