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NCJRS Celebrates National Library Week April 12-18

National Library Week

Started in 1958, National Library Week is a nationwide observance celebrated by all types of libraries - including the NCJRS Virtual Library. NCJRS invites you to explore the breadth and scope of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection and services. With more than 220,000 collection documents and 60,000 online resources, including all known Office of Justice Programs works, it is one of the world’s largest criminal justice special collections.

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NCJ Number: NCJ 153917     Find in a Library
Title: Sexual Abuse Interview for those With Developmental Disabilities
Author(s): D Valenti-Hein ; L D Schwartz
Date Published: 1995
Page Count: 240
  Annotation: This tool for interviewing child sexual abuse victims provides a program guide, an assessment protocol, a response record form, a set of laminated illustrations, and a set of anatomical drawings.
Abstract: The program guide discusses background issues in abuse and disabilities, the conceptualization of sexual abuse evaluations, critical issues in conducting sexual abuse evaluations, and the administration of interviews. A section on auxiliary information focuses on collateral interviews, interpretation, report writing, continued client support, and court appearances. The assessment protocol provides questions to be used in various phases of the assessment interview. The discussion and questions for the first interview session focus on setting the stage, determination of competency, developmental assessment, an assessment of the interviewee's routine, the situation-picture assessment, and the ending of the first session. The second session encompasses the removal of barriers to disclosure, experience assessment, disclosure follow-up, sexual background, and the ending of the second session. The Response Record Form is used to record all information obtained from the interview.
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Interview and interrogation ; Child Sexual Abuse ; Police interviewing training ; Minors with Disabilities
Sale Source: James Stanfield Co., Inc
P.O. Box 41058
Santa Barbara, CA 93140
United States of America
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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