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Child Abuse Prevention

Programs, often offered in the schools or in other community settings, that attempt to protect children from physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse or exploitation through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on children of various ages, parents, people who work with children and/or the community at large. The sessions may offer suggestions for children and/or parents regarding ways of avoiding or handling an abusive or potentially abusive situation and/or information about the indicators and incidence of abuse, requirements for reporting abuse and community resources that are available to children who have been abused and to their families.

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Elder Abuse Prevention

Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of financial, emotional, physical and sexual abuse or intimidation of elderly people and dependent adults by members of their families or other caregivers through a variety of educational interventions which are aimed at the likely victims of abuse, potential perpetrators, people who work with families and/or the community at large.

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General Abuse Prevention

Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of violence that occurs within the context of the family through a variety of educational interventions which may be appropriate for children of various ages; parents, grandparents or other adults living in the household; people who work with families and/or the community at large. The programs focus broadly on abuse prevention rather than offering more specialized services relating to child abuse, elder abuse, spouse/domestic partner abuse or other specific forms of abuse.

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Spouse/Intimate Partner Abuse Prevention

Programs that attempt to reduce the incidence of physical, emotional and sexual abuse of individuals by their spouses or partners through a variety of educational interventions which may focus on the likely victims of abuse, potential perpetrators, people who work with families and/or the community at large.

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