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.
Often people would look at me and say that I am a strong woman. That may be true, but what people don't know is that while strength, for the most part, defines a person's character, mine came from a lot of physical pain, which I endured at a very young age. My Strength Comes From Abuse is my journey from childhood victim to the strong Survivor you see today...
The new "Medical Evaluation of Child Sexual Abuse: A Practical Guide" will serve as both a key reference for primary care pediatricians as well as pediatricians who are focusing their clinical work on child maltreatment and in particular sexual victimization. The book will walk the clinician through formulation of a diagnosis, differential and diagnostic dilemmas, how to formulate conclusions, and the nuances of documentation.
Following on from the successful The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children, this is Doreen Virtue's first book on Crystal Children. These kids are like Indigos - highly psychic and sensitive - but without the dark edge and the anger energy. Crystal Children are beautiful inside and out - one look in their eyes and you can see Divine love and wisdom. Their auras are bright, radiant and opalescent - they seem to glow from the inside! They talk about past lives, distant galaxies and profound insights concerning peace and love. This book reveals how parents of these gifted children can ensure that these qualities are nurtured and not misunderstood. It also describes how to encourage their unique gifts, including healing abilities and a powerful connection to nature. Using many interviews with Crystal Children, their parents and teachers, Doreen's teachings show how we can cultivate this generation of special children.
The developed Model extends Freud's structural theory (id, ego and superego) thru Douglas McGregor's Theory X (boundaries) and Theory Y (humanistic), and Abraham Maslow's Theory Z (transpersonal), to yield a XYZ-based systematic approach to the resolution of substance abuse, with the methodology extensible to the full array of human foibles. The XYZ-based Model is presented as a 3-cell by 3-cell array that in turn supports five Cognitive Attributes with respect to enabling a person to achieve the "talking cure" as experienced by Josef Breuer's famous "Anna O." The five Cognitive Attributes are Awareness, Exploration, Empowerment, Ownership and Responsibility that are applied via Boolean assertions.
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