April 11, 2019

Eileen Dombo, assistant dean, assistant professor, and chair of the undergraduate social work program, and Melissa Grady, associate professor, social service, was quoted in Mississippi Catholic about acknowledging sexual abuse and finding ways to prevent sexual abuse.

...“We have a greater capacity to be open to the belief that an adult can harm a child in this way, when for too many years culturally we haven’t been able to believe,” said Dombo, an associate professor in the National Catholic School of Social Service at The Catholic University of America in Washington...

...Grady stated that many in this field “have really pushed for sexual abuse to be considered a public health problem.” Using this approach, she said, “prevention efforts should be oriented around using levels of prevention as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control: primary, secondary and tertiary.”...

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