Gerry: Human Sexual Behavior and Children Essay

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Research question: How do the effects of parenting and sexual education play a part in the way children grow and develop sexually?

Walsh, K., & Brandon, L. (2012). Their Children’s First Educators: Parents’ Views About Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 21(5), 734- 746. This Article outlines the different ways and knowledge that parents hold about sexual abuse regarding children. This article goes in depth about the way parents think and what could be done better to prevent sexual abuse. The author of this article Walsh, Kerryann when searched had many results that came back, in which almost all were related to sexual education and child abuse. This article had little bias and contained mainly factual information that was based on studies and statistics. This article is related to my research because it gives the view of the parents and how their views could be used to prevent sexual abuse.

Walsh, K., Berthelsen, D., Nicholson, J. M., Brandon, L., Stevens, J., & Rachele, J. N. (2013). Child sexual abuse prevention education: A review of school policy and curriculum provision in Australia. Oxford Review of Education, 39(5), 649-680.

This article outlines the different ways that sexual abuse has caused an up rise to sexual education prevention. Using many types of electronic data Australia was able to analyze the characteristics of sexual education prevention in school systems. The main author of this article is Walsh, Kerryann who is an author for another one of my sources. When searched he came up with information being well rounded in the field of Sexual education. This article relates to my research because it describes sexual education prevention within our school systems, and the role the school plays in this issue.

Kesterton, D., & Coleman, L. (2010). Speakeasy: a UK-wide initiative raising parents' confidence and ability to talk about sex and relationships with their children. Sex Education, 10(4), 437-448.

This article describes the “Sex Talk” that parents have with children. It even describes courses that are available to help parents work up the encouragement and skills to talk to children about sex. The author Kesterton, David was a member of the FPA (formerly Family Planning Association) and he is an associate researcher from London. When searched the author only came up with 2 articles but he is very well rounded due to his field of research. This article is relevant to my research because it describes ways parents can talk to their children about sex.

Afifi, T. D., Joseph, A., & Aldeis, D. (2008). Why can't we just talk about it? An observational study of parents' and adolescents' conversations about sex. Journal of Adolescent Research, 23(6), 689- 721.

This article goes into deep depths of the ways that parents talk to their children about sex, and how the way that they speak to their children can affect how they develop sexually. The article gives what to say and what not to say when speaking to your children about sex. The author of the article Afifi, Tamara D. attended the University of California in Santa Barbara. When searched in the database, the author came back with three other articles making them a reliable source of information. This article contained mainly statistics and factual information, almost no sign of bias. This article relates to my research because it goes deeper into the sexual talk that parents have with children and how it affects how children learn about sex.

Woody, J. D., Randall, A. D., & D'Souza, H. J. (2008). A sex education program for mothers: Effects, parent characteristics, and practice insights. American Journal of Sexuality Education, 3(1), 39- 64.

This article conducted a study on the role of mothers and how relationships with their children can affect the way their kids develop with regards to sex. The author of this article Woody, Jane D. is a…