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Psicologia: teoria e prática

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SOMA, Sheila Maria P.  and  WILLIAMS, Lúcia C. A.. Specialized children's picture book as a strategy of sexual abuse prevention. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2019, vol.21, n.1, pp. 186-203. ISSN 1516-3687.

This study evaluated whether storytelling based on a children's picture book on sexual abuse prevention is an effective way to acquire self-protection skills in 33 children of a Brazilian public school. The instruments included: the adapted Portuguese version of the What If Situation Test (WIST III-R), which was used to assess the acquisition of three self-protective skills (recognize, resist, and report); the Observational Protocol of Practical Activities with Parents and Children; qualitative analysis of children's filmed verbalizations. Participants were divided into three groups in the experimental design: story-telling with a child sexual abuse prevention book, story-telling with a nonsexual abuse prevention book, and a Control Group without intervention. Children who participated in the child sexual abuse book intervention had a statistically significant increase in the ability to report the abuse to a trusted person.

Keywords : child sexual abuse; storytelling; prevention; self-protective skills; child books.

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