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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

The Touch Survey: Systematic Screening for Child Abuse
The touch survey: Systematic screening for child abuse

There are many ways to interview children about sexual abuse (Boat & Everson, 1986, 1996; Davies et al., 1996; Doris, 1991; Faller, 1995; Jones & McQuiston, 1986; Levitt, 1993; MacFarlane & Waterman, 1986; Morgan, 1995; Saywitz, 1992; Saywitz, Snyder, & Lamphear, 1996; Steward, 1992; White & Santilli, 1988; Yuille, 1996). In addition to published techniques, there are special protocols used by the more than 300 centers affiliated or associated with the National Children's Advocacy Center Network. Different interviewers incorporate different techniques: the use of drawings, the discussion of body parts and touching, the addition of anatomically correct dolls (AC dolls), questioning during medical examination, structured questions around memory retrieval ...

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