Parental responsiveness of mindest-based nursing on early sexual education to prevent child sexual abuse

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Parents need to emotionally engage and spend more time with the child as a response to the child’s psychological needs. One study explains that the parental response (both father and mother), in the form of support to the child, is a potential factor as a protection against the incidence of sexual abuse in children(1). One of the preventions through parenting that can be done by parents is to provide appropriate and correct sexual education in accordance with early child growth and development. Explanatory research was conducted to 170 pairs of parents (170 fathers and 170 mothers) from early child (aged 3-6 years) in Jember. The results show that parents’ mindset about sexual education has an important contribution to shape parenting skills, especially in preventing children from the risk of sexual abuse (sig = 0.000). Most parents feel that it is not easy to convey sexuality information, but they have a positive understanding of the role of early sexual education as an effort to prevent child sexual abuse. The main obstacles are on how to convey the child sexual education and to trust the early child to be self-reliant in taking a stand on the conditions at risk. It is important for parents to change the mindset that early child has the ability to learn and protect children from sexual abuse through early sexual education in day-to-day care.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)885-890
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019


  • Child sexual abuse
  • Early sexual education
  • Parenting


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