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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1991
Offers guidelines for use in questioning children about incidents of sexual abuse. Guidelines concern children's cognitive capabilities, social and emotional responses, and language abilities. Includes the story of a 4.5-year-old girl who was questioned in court. (BB)
Descriptors: Adult Child Relationship, Case Studies, Child Abuse, Cognitive Ability
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O'Brien, Shirley J. – Childhood Education, 1990
Many families are in crisis and the effect on children is staggering. The three main stresses of children and families today are divorce and remarriage, violence, and lack of communication in families. Efforts must be made to avoid losing the greatest natural resource: families. (DG)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Divorce, Family (Sociological Unit)