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Guidelines and protocols for the interview of the sexually abused child: A review.
Journal Title: MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA 
Author/s: Claudia Scolari 
Year:  2016 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  20 Pg. 31-50 FullText PDF:  218 KB
DOI:  10.3280/MAL2016-002003
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This review, through an examination of the main interviewing protocols written at national and international level, aims to provide a clear and comprehensive view of the practices to be followed in conducting interviews with alleged victims of child sexual abuse. Psychological research argues that an accurate understanding of such techniques, and putting them into practice, can protect the child from significant sources of stress, as well as help the interviewer to obtaine reliable information. This review analyzes the main interviewing protocols, examining the most salient aspects, such as the identified professionals, the time and places of interrogation, the number, structure and phases of the interview, the auxiliary communication techniques (drawing, game, and anatomical dolls), and the therapeutic support.
Keywords: Key words: guidelines, child sexual abuse, witness, Court allegation, legal interview.

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Claudia Scolari, Guidelines and protocols for the interview of the sexually abused child: A review. in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2016, pp. 31-50, DOI:10.3280/MAL2016-002003

   

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