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Forensic Mental Health: Mental Health Professionals’ Perspective on Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in (Greece)

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12 Mar 2019
3:00 pm
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Forensic Mental Health: Mental Health Professionals’ Perspective on Primary Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse in (Greece)

This research investigates mental health professionals’ perspectives on primary prevention of child sexual abuse as implemented in Greece and studies the effectiveness of the programs. For the investigation of the efficacy of primary prevention, 84 mental health professionals from child protection agencies and bodies participated in the research. The method used for the study was a self-administered questionnaire which was distributed to the participants.

The findings reveal that primary prevention in Greece is lacking, while health professionals are poorly informed about the purposes and principles of primary prevention. Evident is also the insufficient training of professionals, while their beliefs about school based programs contradict other findings of clinical researches. However, they seem to be warm supporters of traditional programs such as raising awareness programs and they suggest the implementation of a multi-level intervention.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the difficulties of the implementation of primary prevention of child sexual abuse in Greece

  • Investigate “what works” according to mental health professionals

  • Investigate the efficacy of primary prevention of child sexual abuse in Greece

*This session is pre-recorded and not eligible for ceu credit.

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