Guide to Interviewing Children: Essential Skills for Counsellors, Police, Lawyers and Social Workers

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Published Australia, 2001
This book is an invaluable guide for people entrusted to the job of interviewing children about suspected child abuse. It follows the interview process from start to finish, shows how to respond to the child's needs during an interview, and evaluates the outcome. The authors explain how to deal with children of different ages and from different backgrounds, and also how to work with their parents. Particular attention is paid to the problems created by multiple interviews. Practice-based, the book has instructional boxes and case vignettes and its layout includes many subheadings.

CONTENTS
Understanding a Child's Mind
Preparation and Planning of the Interview
Essential Elements of the Interview
Tailoring the Interview to the Child's Needs

Clare Wilson lectures in the Department of Psychology at the University of Sydney, Australia. Martine Powell lectures in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.
Paperback. 136 pages

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