Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies
During the past several years, an increased number of rapes have been reported in the adolescent population (Ageton, 1983; Erickson & Rapkin, 1991; Gidycz & Koss, 1989; Hall & Flannery, 1984; Hayman, 1971; Katz & Mazur, 1979; Krasner, Meyer, & Carroll, 1976; MaCahill, Meyer, & Fischman, 1979; Mann, 1981; McDermott, 1979; Medea & Thompson, 1974; U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1985; Walmsley & White, 1979; Warshaw, 1988). The problem has become so widespread that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has included reduction of rape and attempted rape of women aged 12 and older as a goal in its report Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives (1990). Additionally, the American Medical Association, in its report Guidelines for Adolescent Prevention Services (1992) recommends that adolescents as young as 11 years of age receive sexual abuse and safety information.
Kershner, Ruth E., "The Efficacy of Adolescent Rape Prevention Education" (1995). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 7804.