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Contribution to Book
13. Interviewing children.
The APSAC handbook on child (2009)
  • Thomas D. Lyon, University of Southern California
There is sufficient empirical evidence and consensus to begin to build guidelines, including the interview structure, setting, interviewer demeanor, children's reluctance and suggestibility, rapport development, narrative practice, introducing the topic of abuse, avoiding concepts that confuse children, instructions to children, phrasing of questions, evidence-based strategies for eliciting details, and multiple interviews.
  • child witnesses,
  • child abuse,
  • child neglect,
  • child development,
  • child psychology
Publication Date
December 1, 2009
Citation Information
13. Saywitz, K. J., Lyon, T. D., & Goodman, G. S. (2010). Interviewing Children. In J. Myers (Ed.), The APSAC handbook on child maltreatment (3rd ed., pp. 337-360). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.