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ERIC Number: EJ793684
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Promoting Effective Interviewing of Sexually Abused Children: A Pilot Study
Cheung, Monit
Research on Social Work Practice, v18 n2 p137-143 2008
Objective: This study is centered on interviewing techniques with alleged child sexual abuse victims who do and do not disclose sexual abuse. Method: Ninety randomly selected videotapes are reviewed, and the interviewing techniques are recorded on a 69-item Child Sexual Abuse Interviewing Skills Instrument. Results: The nondisclosure children are younger and more likely to be males than females. The discriminant analysis of the instrument indicate the use of more "what and how" questions in disclosure cases, whereas more closing questions are used in nondisclosure cases. Conclusions: Interviewers should maintain an attitude that additional information can be obtained from other sources, which will help the interviewer demonstrate patience and understanding, rather than leading the child to disclosure or false allegation. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas