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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

Current Interview Formats with Adaptations for Preschool Children
Current interview formats with adaptations for preschool children

I. I., almost 5 years old, was in an early childhood program to help prepare her for kindergarten. She had been adopted 18 months ago out of a background of chronic neglect but, despite her earlier history, she was doing quite well in her new home. During the past few weeks, however, she had begun to grab other children's crotches. She also asked a boy if she could touch his penis, she took her underpants off, and she began displaying her vulva to other children. The school psychologist initiated a referral for abuse assessment. After intake history with I. I.'s adopted mother and father, she was scheduled for an appointment.

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