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Interviewing Immigrant Children and Families About Child Maltreatment
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Interviewing Immigrant Children and Families About Child Maltreatment



April 2000 | 25 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Listeners will learn how to help diverse immigrant children speak as comfortably and accurately as possible about experiences of child abuse and neglect. Participants learn how to build rapport with children and families of diverse backgrounds, and how to conduct interviews with children who do not speak English. This tape is geared to all professionals who speak with diverse children about child maltreatment including social workers, forensic interviewers, psychotherapists, law enforcement professionals, physicians, nurses, educators, and attorneys. Listening carefully to this tape is an important step on the road to cultural competence.

 


 
Introduction and Rationale
 
PART ONE: BEFORE THE INTERVIEW
 
Cultural Information
 
Bioculturalism
 
Location of the Interview
 
Accompanying Adults
 
PART TWO: BASIC DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION
 
Non-Nuclear Arrangements
 
Immigrants and Refugees
 
PART THREE: LANGUAGE ISSUES
 
Option 1
Interview in English

 
 
Option 2
Interview in the Child's Language Exclusively

 
 
Option 3
Use an Interpreter

 
 
Option 4
Bilingual Professional Conducts the Interview

 
 
PART FOUR: NON-VERBAL ISSUES
 
Gestures
 
Eye Contact
 
Seating Arrangements
 
Physical Expressiveness
 
Touch
 
Pace and Silence
 
PART FIVE: PHASES OF THE INTERVIEW
 
Building Rapport and Establishing Trust
 
Assessment
 
Closure and Preparation for the Next Steps
 
PART SIX: CONCLUDING REMARKS

"Lisa Fontes provides some very useful information for practitioners across disciplines. I would highly recommend this tape for use in the classroom as well as professional training seminars as it takes one step by step through the intricacies of interviewing immigrant children." 

Sherri Y. Terao, Ed.D.
UC Davis Medical Center, CAARE Center

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