ERIC Number: EJ876570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Assessing Historical Abuse Allegations and Damages
Wolfe, David A.; Jaffe, Peter G.; Leschied, Alan W.; Legate, Barbara L.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v34 n3 p135-143 Mar 2010
Practitioners may be called upon to assess adults who have alleged child abuse as a minor and are seeking reparations. Such assessments may be used by the courts to determine harm and assess damages related to their claim or testimony. Our clinical/research team has conducted many such evaluations and reported the findings pertaining to the psychological harm stemming from historical abuse in published studies. We use the opportunity provided by this new section on "Practical Strategies" to describe the role of the assessor, and to provide details concerning our methods for preparing these assessments and reporting the findings for the purpose of civil or criminal actions. Specific recommendations for wording of written reports are provided.
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Courts, Court Litigation, Evaluators, Role, Evaluation Methods, Adults, Psychological Evaluation, Reports, Crime
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