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ERIC Number: EJ900730
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8712
Allegations of Sexual Abuse of a Child: What to Do when a Single Forensic Interview Isn't Enough
Faller, Kathleen Coulborn; Cordisco-Steele, Linda; Nelson-Gardell, Debra
Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, v19 n5 p572-589 2010
This article describes the state of knowledge about extended assessments/forensic evaluations in situations of possible sexual abuse. It provides a critical review of the modest body of relevant research, describes two models for extended assessments, and presents descriptive survey findings of 62 professionals conducting extended assessments, most of whom conduct extended assessments intermittently as part of their other work on sexual abuse cases. Agencies should consider conducting extended assessments with young or traumatized children whose sexual abuse allegations are not resolved with a single interview as well as in complex child sexual abuse cases. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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