Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Fall 1986

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Joe Schomer

Second Committee Member

Franklin D. Carlson

Third Committee Member

Robert Carlton


The purpose was to create a series of stories for children that deal with sexual and child abuse. The stories were written in Spanish and English. Special attention was given to make them relative to the Hispanic culture. Background research supported the existence of sexual and child abuse. Symptoms were listed and the rights and responsibilities of teachers to report suspected cases were identified. The use of creative fiction and bibliotherapy was suggested for prevention programs in an elementary curriculum.


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