A nurse conducts a community education program on child abuse. A primary preventive strategy for child abuse would be that the parents:

Attend a parenting class


•Some examples of primary prevention are well childcare clinics, immunization programs, safety programs, nutrition programs, and parenting classes.

•Parenting skills are learned by example, repetition, practice, and positive reinforcement.

•No one factor is predictive of abuse, including completion or non-completion of high school.

•A large percentage of child abusers were abused themselves. Living with extended family may not provide a good environment for abuse prevention.

•Working full-time has not been shown to prevent child abuse.

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