Smarter Parents, Safer Kids
Parent Education on Childhood Sexual Abuse
Smarter Parents, Safer Kids, developed by a Penn State research team led by Jennie Noll, was designed to be delivered in a single additional session of an existing evidence-based parent education program.
Parents have a responsibility and are in unique to position to create a safe environment for their children. Though many parent-education programs give parents the skills to do this generally, no parent-education program was designed around the prevention of childhood sexual abuse, and, to this end, none has demonstrated an effect on childhood sexual abuse specifically. Smarter Parents, Safer Kids was created to fill that gap.