This wide-ranging volume combines the current findings and frontline knowledge working practitioners need to know about forensic interviewing of children in sexual abuse cases. Coverage begins with the basics: legal and ethical principles, interview planning and procedure, psychometric and cultural issues, pitfalls and how to avoid them.
Perspectives from a trial lawyer and a district attorney lend real-life details on criminal court procedure, interview procedure, legal standards, and what is expected of expert witnesses. Not only is developmental understanding of salient issues concerning children's competency and suggestibility offered here, but also vital guidance on the controversies surrounding false memories and untrue accusations.
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Forensic Interviews Regarding Child Sexual Abuse brings a wealth of robust practical information to professionals working with children, including clinical and child psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers.
Family Abuse and Violence presents a new perspective for studying inter- and intragenerational forms of family abuse and violence. The framework integrates existing theories and guides an interpretation of empirical data to study socially deviant or criminal problems that occur within families. It is a text for: undergraduate students in a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year course in social problems, family abuse and violence, family and gender, or community problems; or for graduate students in MS or PhD programs in sociology, psychology, child and family studies.
Your child was sexually abused! You want to help . . . but how? Respected Clinical Psychologist Dr. Lynn Daugherty guides you as you listen and talk to your sexually abused child. Develop a stronger relationship with your son or daughter as you start the journey toward recovery from child molestation, rape, or incest. You can . . . <> Support your child, through listening and talking. <> Gain confidence in your own communication skills. <> Build a solid foundation for future healing. This brief beginning book also includes: ~ answers to basic questions about child sexual abuse, ~ resources for parents of sexually abused children, ~ guidance in choosing a mental health professional, and ~ selections from Dr. Daugherty's other books. Listen to your child. Talk to your child. Help your child heal.
Once upon a Christmas, there was an old woman who lived in a hut at the edge of the forest, with only her old dog, Uproar, to keep her company. The old woman had only one wish: to celebrate a real Christmas, with a tree and presents and candles and food. Just once.
This book details a structured, research-based approach to working with the significant others of substance abusers. The approach, called `Unilateral Family Therapy', offers partners and family members hope not only of improving their own mental health, but also teaches how to restructure their relationship to the substance abuser in ways which could enhance the substance abuser's motivation to change and lead him or her to treatment.
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