A Child Interviewer's Guide

A Child Interviewer's Guide

by Wendy Bourg, Ray Broderick, Robin Flagor, Donna Meeks Kelly
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761917632

ISBN-13: 9780761917632

Pub. Date: 04/01/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This unique synopsis of the art and science of forensic interviewing of children covers: the interviewing process; deciding which children could benefit; gathering background information; preparing the room; using appropriate questions and

tools; closing and documenting the

interview; memory and suggestibility

responding to non-disclosure and false

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Overview

This unique synopsis of the art and science of forensic interviewing of children covers: the interviewing process; deciding which children could benefit; gathering background information; preparing the room; using appropriate questions and

tools; closing and documenting the

interview; memory and suggestibility

responding to non-disclosure and false allegations; working with special-needs children; managing abuse allegations in the context of custody disputes.

Implications for current practice are drawn from the authors' deep understanding of the clinical realities of child interviewing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761917632
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series, #23
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Pt. IGetting Ready
1Child Eligibility for a Forensic Interview3
2Interviewer Training10
3Multidisciplinary Team Involvement19
4Establishing a Neutral Environment25
5Single Versus Multiple Interviewers33
6Friendly, Neutral Approach to Children42
7Gathering and Documenting Background Information53
Pt. IIBasic Interviewing Skills
8Setting the Stage63
9Posing Appropriate Questions78
10The Use of Language in Child Interviews99
11The Use of Repeated Questions in Interviews115
12Using Anatomical Dolls and Other Tools121
13Ending the Interview137
14Verbatim Documentation145
Pt. IIISpecialty Issues
15Memory and Suggestibility155
16Errors in Children's Reports173
17The Nondisclosing Child182
18Interviewing the Special Needs Child193
19Coping With Custody and Visitation Disputes207
App. ACore Literature for Child Interviewers215
App. BC. A. R. E. S. Northwest Program Social History Questionnaire218
App. CSources for Dolls and Drawings222
App. DC. A. R. E. S. Protective Order224
References227
Index237
About the Authors247

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