Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Preschool Children: Understanding Small Voices / Edition 1

Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Preschool Children: Understanding Small Voices / Edition 1

by Sandra K. Hewitt
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761902058

ISBN-13: 9780761902058

Pub. Date: 11/03/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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:

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761902058
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/03/1998
Series:
Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series, #22
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Protecting Our Children from Sexual Abuse
How Children Express Themselves
Understanding Developmental Context
Knowing More Than They Can Tell
Assessing Very Young Children (18 to 36 Months)
Children Who Cannot Be Interviewed
Assessing Young Children (3 to 5 Years Old)
Prescreening Children with Transitioning Skills
Current Interview Formats with Adaptations for Preschool Children
The Touch Survey
Systematic Screening for Child Abuse
When Abuse Is Not Proven
Managing High Risk Cases
Where Do We Go from Here?

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