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Written to help frontline practitioners assess and manage cases with children aged 18 months to six years who present allegations of child abuse, this book provides concrete and easily understood information about basic child development, interview procedures, and case management theory. Extensive experience is integrated with the research literature to provide: an overview of child development information as it applies to interviewing young children a protocol for assessment of preverbal children that is grounded in theory and research a format for assessment of children aged three to five a review of the strengths and weaknesses of some current interview formats a technique for structured interviewing

Assessing Very Young Children (18–36 Months): Children Who Cannot Be Interviewed
Assessing very young children (18–36 months): Children who cannot be interviewed

“My daughter, who is 27 months old, has been saying, ‘Daddy butt. Daddy hurt butt.’ The last time she said this, I repeated her statement and she said, ‘Does this,’ and grabbed at her nipple. My daughter has been resisting diaper change with my husband, but not with me. When I have to leave the house and leave her alone with him, she cries and cries. One time recently when she was naked, she put a strap from her car seat between the cheeks of her butt and moved her hips up and down and made noises, ‘Uh, uh, uh.’ I have talked to ...

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