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Sexuality in Early Childhood: The Observations and Opinions of Family Daycare Providers.

Phipps-Yonas, Susan, Albert Yonas, Marian Turner, and Michael Kauper.

The lack of professional guidelines for what behaviors are normal and what behaviors show evidence of abuse in young children can sometimes cause problems for daycare providers. In this 1993 study, two daycare providers were paired with a professor of child development and a clinical psychologist to survey other family daycare providers about what they consider normal sexuality and how they respond to it. The survey, conducted by the Minnesota Center for Survey Research, found that many daycare providers are worried about being falsely accused of sexual abuse, that many are confused about what happens among youngsters in their care, and about how to intervene, and that mental health and child protection professionals need to proceed cautiously in interpreting children's sexual activities.

CURA Reporter
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Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
23 (2): 1-5.
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Reporter 23 (2)