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Interviewing Children about Sexual AbuseControversies and Best Practice$
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Kathleen Coulborn Faller

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195311778

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311778.001.0001

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Models for Assessing Child Sexual Abuse

Models for Assessing Child Sexual Abuse

Chapter:
(p.35) THREE Models for Assessing Child Sexual Abuse
Source:
Interviewing Children about Sexual Abuse
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Kathleen Coulborn Faller

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311778.003.0003

Professionals must decide which people, who may inform the likelihood of sexual abuse, to see, and in what configurations when assessing for sexual abuse. Professionals must also be able to provide a rationale for the model of assessment they employed. This chapter conceptualizes current practice into four, overlapping models for conducting assessments for possible sexual abuse. It also goes through the research and opinion about models for assessment.

Keywords:   assessment models, multidisciplinary work, law enforcement, child protection workers, forensic interviewers

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