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Research on Prevention Programs in Elementary Schools

The Minnesota Children's Alliance (Alliance) developed a research bibliography to review the existing evidence on prevention programs, including promising practices. There is no definitive list of best practices, but available research provides significant insight into program components that show the most promise for effective prevention education.

Prevention Research Bibliography

Evidence-informed Practices in Prevention Programs

In 2024, the Alliance completed a process to identify and evaluate body safety education programs intended for elementary school-aged children to support education about and prevention of child sexual abuse.

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Prevention Updates

Child Abuse Awareness: Body Safety Rules

Child Abuse Awareness: Body Safety Rules

We prepare for many things when there are young ones in our lives. As parents, caregivers, and concerned adults, we...

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April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

What is Child Abuse? Let’s begin with a broad definition. According to the Mayo Clinic, child abuse is “any intentional...

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Can Body Safety Programs Help Identify and Prevent Child Abuse?

Can Body Safety Programs Help Identify and Prevent Child Abuse?

Keeping kids safe from harm is the responsibility of adults, but recognizing when abuse is happening isn’t always clear or...

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Community Resources

Information on child abuse and maltreatment, reporting and protecting the children and adolescents in your life.

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Community Education

Safe and healthy kids need supportive communities. Learn more about the body safety curriculum for your community.

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