Mental health

Interventions for preventing child abuse

[2012]

Recommendation(s)

Non-specialized health care facilities should consider home visiting and offer parent education to prevent child abuse, especially among at risk individuals and families.
Strength of recommendation: STRONG
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

Non-specialized health care facilities should collaborate with school based "sexual abuse prevention" programmes where the availability of personnel and cultural context are conducive to such interventions.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

School based "sexual abuse prevention" programmes should be integrated within the ongoing programmes at the district level on violence and injury prevention and other school health programmes, if available.
Strength of recommendation: CONDITIONAL
Quality of the evidence: MODERATE

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