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14. Investigative interviewing of the child.Child Welfare Law and Practice (2010)
Children, if questioned in a supportive manner, are capable of providing enormous amounts of productive information in response to open-ended questions. The irony is that many direct and suggestive methods once thought necessary to overcome abused children's reluctance to disclose abuse have been found counterproductive in two ways: they minimize the number of details in true allegations at the same time that they increase the risk of false allegations.
- child witnesses,
- child abuse,
- child neglect,
- child development,
- child psychology
Publication DateFebruary 26, 2010
Citation InformationLyon, T. D. (2010). Investigative interviewing of the child. In D. Duquette & A. Haralambie (Eds.), Child Welfare Law and Practice (2nd ed., pp. 87-109). Denver, CO: Bradford.