Having these types of implications can have a severe backlash to the daycare, staff and directors. One complaint regardless of how big, small, true or false can cause an entire uproar and costing the center to shut down as well as the staff and directors losing their jobs. For example we have a Minnieland in the area that I live in and a few of the daycare workers were accused of abusing the children who were in there care back in 2013. Now Minnieland is a very well-known daycare facility, hearing these allegations come from this facility can be shocking and can only make you wonder if anything else has gone on like this in other branches of the daycare and just wasn’t brought to the forefront (Richissin, 2013). What lessons can be learned from these cases? In an article I found prevention strategies for child sexual abuse cases it mentions offender management, educational programs delivered as well as primary prevention. For offender management it aims to control known offenders for example the registries, background employment checks, longer prison sentences and various intervention programs. Primary prevention involves universal educational programs generally delivered in schools and aimed at potential victims (Collin-Vezina, Daigneault & Herbert, 2013). Other important lessons that can be learned are appropriate boundaries and the importance of “stranger danger”, creating more proactive programs instead of not enough reactive ones – have the programs discuss societal taboos as well as helping communities develop new policies and practices for keeping children safe.
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- CHFD307, child sexual abuse, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, false allegation of child sexual abuse