Interviewing the Sexually Abused Child: Investigation of Suspected Abuse

Overview

Recognition of sexual abuse depends more often on hearing what the child has to say than on physical examinations or findings. This fourth revised, expanded, and updated edition of Interviewing the Sexually Abused Child is a guide for mental health professionals who need to know if a child has been sexually abused. This book focuses on the investigative interview of the suspected victim, and presents guidelines on the structure of the interview; covers the use of free play, toys, and play materials; and includes ...
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Overview

Recognition of sexual abuse depends more often on hearing what the child has to say than on physical examinations or findings. This fourth revised, expanded, and updated edition of Interviewing the Sexually Abused Child is a guide for mental health professionals who need to know if a child has been sexually abused. This book focuses on the investigative interview of the suspected victim, and presents guidelines on the structure of the interview; covers the use of free play, toys, and play materials; and includes a new chapter on screening.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880486125
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/1992
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 80

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The predicament of the child sexual-abuse victim 1
2 The contribution of psychological research 11
3 Preliminary considerations 19
4 Screening for the possibility of sexual abuse 26
5 The interview itself 30
6 The process of validation 51
App. A Suggested contents for an interviewing room 57
App. B Resources for the interviewer 59
References 62
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