Population considerations

  • Communication with children. Parents are often afraid to talk to their children about sex-related topics.  They may believe that it is unnecessary to talk to their children because their children are in no real danger (Reppucci, 1989).

  Strategies to address these considerations

  • Improve parent-child communication. Sexual assault interventions involving children should not only target the children, but should target the parents as well. Parents who become better educated about the facts of sexual assault are more likely to relay the information to their children (Reppucci, 1989).

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