The Handbook for Child Protection Protection Practice presents a comprehensive and critical portrait of the phenomenon of neglect. Drawing on theory, research and clinical practice experience, the contributors cover issues facing social workers. They provide a view of child neglect which moves beyond the current child welfare focus on parental omissions in care. Organized in question and answer format, topics covered include: engaging with the client; initial assessments for factors such as neglect and physical and sexual abuse; how to assess the family; interventions with various different emphases; and safeguarding the social workers well-being: legally, physically and mentally.
Chapter 15: What Tools are Appropriate to Facilitate Interviews with Children?
What Tools are Appropriate to Facilitate Interviews with Children?
Caveats concerning Tools
- Any tool is dependent on the skill of the user.
- No tool is a substitute for thorough knowledge of child development and forensic interviewing approaches.
- No behavior with any tool or prop by itself is conclusive that abuse has occurred.
Tools Most Commonly Used
Anatomical dolls: Use dolls with genitalia and breasts proportional to body size and appropriate to gender and age of doll and with clothing easily removable and appropriate to doll's age and gender.
Anatomical drawings: One can use ready-made anatomical outlines or draw a simple outline and have child describe or add sexual features.
Appropriate Uses of Dolls and Drawings
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