Interviewing children regarding abuse : child advocacy centers : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)]

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dc.contributor.advisor Truelove, Ronald S en_US Kelley, Melissa M. en_US 2011-06-06T19:03:47Z 2011-06-06T19:03:47Z 2006 en_US 2006
dc.identifier.other A-318 en_US
dc.description.abstract Child abuse has been present in society for many years. Advocating that children receive proper care that meets their developmental needs during an investigation of possible abuse is, however, a relatively recent phenomenon. The most important voice in a child abuse / neglect investigation is the child's past. Interviewing has regretfully lead to many children being re-victimized by the very system that is supposed to protect them. Therefore, the primary purpose of this literature review is to discuss methods gleaned from empirical research and experiences, that can increase the competency of child interviewers. Specifically, an understanding of children's cognitive and emotional development, the interviewing environment they encounter, an interviewer's participation various, investigative tools, and the accurate documentation of the interview will be explored. This understanding hopefully will lead the implementation of more Child Advocacy Centers to promote support and proper quality of care for children during a child abuse / neglect investigation.
dc.description.sponsorship Honors College
dc.format.extent 48 leaves : ill. ; 30 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Psychology. en_US
dc.title Interviewing children regarding abuse : child advocacy centers : an honors thesis [(HONRS 499)] en_US
dc.type Undergraduate senior honors thesis Thesis (B.?.)
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    Honors theses submitted to the Honors College by Ball State University undergraduate students in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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