Although sexual violence against children is increasingly prevalent in Kenya, documented and tested interventions for proactively identifying child survivors and providing them with care are currently nonexistent. This study aimed to determine the feasibility of screening children for SV in both school and health facility settings, and of providing child survivors identified through this process with access to care. The four-component intervention, implemented from January through April 2017, involved parent dialogues; student sensitization; provider training to administer a child-friendly screening tool and respond to child survivors; and SV screening, paired with SV service provision. As noted in this report, the intervention was evaluated using a mixed methods study design, with quantitative data collected primarily via the screening tool, and qualitative data generated via field notes recorded during interactions with child survivors and parents, group interviews with hospital personnel who supported the intervention, and semi-structured individual interviews with school personnel who supported the intervention.
Undie, Chi-Chi and Margaret Mak'anyengo. 2020. "Asking and telling: An assessment of the feasibility of screening children for sexual violence in Kenyan school and health facility contexts." Nairobi: Population Council.
Addressing SGBV among Vulnerable Populations in East and Southern Africa