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Submit a Manuscript to the Journal
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse

For a Special Issue on
Developing a National Strategy to Prevent and End Child Sexual Abuse

Abstract deadline
01 August 2022

Manuscript deadline
01 November 2022

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Jon R. Conte, PhD, Joshua Center on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention
[email protected]

Bart Klika, PhD, Prevent Child Abuse America
[email protected]

Nanette Burton, MS, Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
[email protected]

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Developing a National Strategy to Prevent and End Child Sexual Abuse

Arguably there is greater public awareness of child sexual abuse and a larger number of professionals devoted to research, advocacy, intervention and prevention than at any time in history.  The popular media routinely cover incidents of the sexual abuse of children in the family and virtually every type of youth serving organization, and yet there is no large, organized movement to end and prevent child sexual abuse.

The Journal of Child Sexual Abuse (JCSA) announces a call for abstracts describing proposed papers on one of the following topics or related issues:

  • What has worked and not worked in efforts to engage the public in efforts to prevent sexual abuse (public awareness, prevention programs, program evaluation, advocacy and policy efforts, etc.)?
  • Why is there no national movement to prevent and end child sexual abuse? What is needed to accomplish this? How does the message need to be framed?
  • What may be a worthwhile effort to gain larger support for the prevention of sexual abuse? What have been successful efforts at the grassroots or political levels to make changes in communities or at other levels?

Join the conversation! Submit your research and become a part of the solution to prevent and end child sexual abuse.

Submission Instructions

Abstracts may be submitted from scholars, advocates, prevention professionals and others representing any discipline, level of activity, or focus.  Submission of an abstract represents a commitment to prepare a paper if accepted.  Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and describe which of the questions above or related ones is being addressed and the basic ideas of the proposed paper.

Final papers may be based on research, systematic reviews, policy briefs, practical experience, or knowledge gained from years in the field. Final papers should be submitted via the journal submission site and follow instructions for authors on the JCSA homepage, including cover page and APA 7th Ed formatting. All manuscripts will undergo a double-blind peer review.

Abstracts should follow APA 7th Ed. formatting style and must be submitted in advance for approval for inclusion in the special issue.

Abstracts should be submitted via email to: Jon R. Conte, Ph.D. at [email protected], cc [email protected]

  • Abstracts must be submitted by:  August 1, 2022
  • Acceptance of abstract by: August 25, 2022
  • Final submission of paper, no later than:  November 1, 2022

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