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

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Written to help the front line practitioner in assessing and managing allegations of sexual abuse cases with children from ages 18 months to 6 years old, Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Preschool Children provides concrete and easily understood information about basic child development, interview procedures, and case management theory. Case examples throughout the book combine a hands-on approach with child development theory and research.
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Provides background information for practitioners who assess and manage such allegations by children aged 18 months to six years. Considers child development as it relates to interviewing them, a protocol for assessing preverbal children, a format for interviewing children three to five, strengths and weaknesses of some current interview formats, structured interviewing that surveys a range of touching, a structured reunification of the child and alleged abuser after unproven allegations, and other aspects. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761902058
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/3/1998
  • Series: Interpersonal Violence: The Practice Series, #22
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,373,248
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 5.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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Table of Contents

1 Protecting Our Children From Sexual Abuse 1
2 How Children Express Themselves: Understanding Developmental Context 14
3 Knowing More Than They Can Tell 42
4 Assessing Very Young Children (18-36 Months): Children Who Cannot Be Interviewed 96
5 Assessing Young Children (3-5 Years Old): Prescreening Children With Transitioning Skills 147
6 Current Interview Formats With Adaptations for Preschool Children 190
7 The Touch Survey: Systematic Screening for Child Abuse 225
8 When Abuse Is Not Proven: Managing High-Risk Cases 245
9 Where Do We Go From Here? 274
Appendix A 278
Appendix B 280
References 281
Index 295
About the Author 303
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