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Rigorously Evaluating Programs and Policies to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)
March 3, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control is soliciting investigator-initiated research proposals to rigorously evaluate prevention approaches for their impact on the primary prevention of child sexual abuse perpetrated by youth or adults. CSA is defined here as sexual victimization during childhood, excluding sexual violence in the specific context of dating/romantic relationships. Research funded under this announcement will strengthen the evidence base for primary prevention of youth- or adult-perpetrated CSA. Applicants must propose rigorous evaluation designs, which for this funding opportunity can include those that utilize experimental designs or rigorous quasi-experimental designs.