Criteria for Deciding About the Likelihood of Sexual Abuse
Once the professional has conducted interviews with the child and gathered other data, how then does he/she decide about the likelihood of sexual abuse? This chapter begins by reviewing the literature on decision-making protocols and notes commonalities and differences. This review is followed by a framework and a process for decision-making. This framework allows professionals to document all of the information, from both the child interview(s) and other sources on a single instrument, to propose a range of explanations for each finding, to select the explanation most consistent with other facts and findings, and to determine the weight to place on each finding.
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