A Child Interviewer's Guide

A Child Interviewer's Guide

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

Developed for child interviewers by child interviewers. A Child Interviewer's Guidebook integrates comprehensive coverage of research along with extensive clinical experience. Created in an accessible format, this guidebook is written by a group of authors with over 60 years of collective experience in the field of child interviewing. The authors' multidisciplinary… See more details below

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Developed for child interviewers by child interviewers. A Child Interviewer's Guidebook integrates comprehensive coverage of research along with extensive clinical experience. Created in an accessible format, this guidebook is written by a group of authors with over 60 years of collective experience in the field of child interviewing. The authors' multidisciplinary backgrounds include former child protection service workers, a police officer, an attorney, a psychologist, and a social worker. The authors' understanding of the clinical realities of child interviewing and their ability to integrate these with current research make this book a unique synopsis of the art and science of forensic interviewing of children. A Child Interviewer's Guidebook is an invaluable reference for child interviewers in advocacy and medical assessment centers, child protection workers, law enforcement personnel, instructors in social work and psychology, medical professionals, and attorneys.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761917632
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/01/1999
Series:
Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series, #23
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.61(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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