The “Prevention Plan” presented on this site is based on the ideas in “The Stop Child Molestation Book by Gene G. Abel, M.D. and Nora Harlow (Xlibris 2001). To learn more about the causes of child sexual abuse and the steps that families and professionals can take to prevent it, please click here to order your own copy.
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