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Senior Research Associate

Amanda Ruzicka, MA, deputy director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, develops, evaluates, & disseminates strategies to prevent sexual abuse.

Contact Info

415 N. Washington Street, Office 521

Research Interests

Child sexual abuse; Problem sexual behaviors; Prevention; Childhood maltreatment; School-based prevention interventions
Experiences & Accomplishments
Towson University
Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
I strive to prevent child sexual abuse by developing, evaluating, and disseminating effective interventions and strategies. I aim to fully adapt effective prevention strategies for implementation in other languages and cultures. My research is predominantly focused on perpetration prevention interventions for teens and young adults. I am particularly interested in developing and refining methods to engage key stakeholders in child sexual abuse prevention and conduct research on sensitive topics with diverse populations.
Select Publications
Selected Publications:
  • Ruzicka, A. E., Assini-Meytin, L. C., Schaeffer, C. M., Bradshaw, C. P., & Letourneau, E. J. (2021). Responsible behavior with younger children: Examining the feasibility of a classroom-based program to prevent child sexual abuse perpetration by adolescents. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 30(4), 461-481.
  • Letourneau, E. J., Schaeffer, C. M., Bradshaw, C. P., Ruzicka, A. E., Assini-Meytin, L. C., Nair, R., & Thorne, E. (2022). Responsible Behavior with Younger Children: Results from a pilot randomized evaluation of a school-based child sexual abuse perpetration prevention program. Child Maltreatment.
  • Shields, R. T., Murray, S., Ruzicka, A. E., Buckman, C., Kahn, G., Benelmouffok, A., & Letourneau, E. J. (2020). Help Wanted: Lessons on Prevention from Young Adults with a Sexual Interest in Prepubescent Children. Child Abuse & Neglect.
  • Letourneau, E. J., Harris, A. J., Shields, R. T., Walfield, S. M., Ruzicka, A. E., Buckman, C., Kahn, G. D., & Nair, R. (2017). Effects of Juvenile Sex Offender Registration on Adolescent Well- Being: An Empirical Examination. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.