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Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Preschool Children
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Assessing Allegations of Sexual Abuse in Preschool Children
Understanding Small Voices



November 1998 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Written to give the front line practitioner help in assessing and managing allegations of sexual abuse cases with children from the ages of 18 months to six years old, Small Voices provides concrete and easily understood information about basic child development, interview procedures, and case management theory. Case examples throughout this book combine a hands-on approach with child development theory and research. Extensive experience is integrated with research findings in a detailed and practical manner 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 from three to five years old
  • A review of the strengths and weaknesses of some current interview formats
  • A technique for structured interviewing that surveys a range of touching
  • A procedure for structured reunification of a child and alleged abuser after unproven allegations
 
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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