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Rigorously Evaluating Approaches to Prevent Adult-Perpetrated Child Sex Abuse (CSA)
May 29, 2020
NCIPC is seeking research proposals to rigorously evaluate approaches (programs, policies, or practices) for their impact on primary prevention of child sexual abuse (CSA) perpetrated by adults. CSA is defined here broadly as sexual victimization during childhood (before 18 years of age). Research funded under this announcement will strengthen the evidence base for primary prevention of adult-perpetrated CSA. Applicants must propose rigorous evaluation designs, which for the purposes of this funding opportunity can include those that utilize experimental designs (i.e., randomized controlled trials) or quasi-experimental designs (e.g., comparative interrupted time series design, difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, regression discontinuity, regression point displacement, stepped wedge, propensity-score matching, comparison groups). Applicants must propose to rigorously evaluate an approach (program, policy, or practice) for primary prevention of adult-perpetrated CSA that addresses one of the following three research priorities:
1. Existing approaches for the primary prevention of adult-perpetrated CSA that have not yet been rigorously evaluated and shown to be effective for the primary prevention of adult-perpetrated CSA;
2. Existing evidence-based approaches that have empirical evidence of effectiveness in reducing other forms of violence but have not been rigorously evaluated for their effectiveness in the primary prevention of adult-perpetrated CSA; or
3. Community- or societal-level approaches that address the primary prevention of adult-perpetrated CSA but have not been rigorously evaluated for their effectiveness in the primary prevention of adult-perpetrated CSA. The purpose of this amended NOFO is to provide clarifying information based on questions received from potential applicants during the Pre-Application C