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Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse 

Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse
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Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse
Author(s):

Karen J. Saywitz

and Joyce S. Dorado

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199845491.003.0088
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date: 22 September 2017

Chapter 88 provides guidelines on interviewing children about sexual abuse, including considerations for effective interviewing (the reliability and suggestibility of children's reports, indicators of true and false allegations, interview objectives, and the role of the interviewer), interview structure and process, adaptations for the child's stage of development, and key steps for questioning children.

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