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ERIC Number: EJ948386
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0890-8567
Practice Parameter for Child and Adolescent Forensic Evaluations
Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, v50 n12 p1299-1312 Dec 2011
This Parameter addresses the key concepts that differentiate the forensic evaluation of children and adolescents from a clinical assessment. There are ethical issues unique to the forensic evaluation, because the forensic evaluator's duty is to the person, court, or agency requesting the evaluation, rather than to the patient. The forensic evaluator clarifies the legal questions to be answered and structures the evaluation to address those issues. The forensic examination may include a review of collateral information, interviews and other assessments of the child or adolescent, and interviews with other relevant informants. The principles in this Parameter suggest the general approach to the forensic evaluation of children and adolescents and are relevant to delinquency, child custody, child maltreatment, personal injury, and other court-ordered and noncourt-ordered evaluations. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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