11. Twenty-five years of interviewing research and practice: Dolls, diagrams, and the dynamics of abuse disclosure.APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) Advisor (2012)
A great deal of research in the past 25 years has contributed to our understanding of how best to interview children about suspected maltreatment. The disastrous failures of the highly publicized daycare abuse cases led to a flood of research, initially emphasizing the failures of conventional approaches, and more recently highlighting the potential for eliciting complete and accurate reports. If a child has disclosed abuse, and is willing to disclose again, we know what to do. Research supports the use of interview instructions, narrative practice rapport building, and the use of open ended questions to elicit and to elaborate on the child's report (Saywitz, et al., 2011). These elements are found in an increasing number of interview protocols, most notably the NICHD Structured protocol (Lamb et aI., 2008).
- child abuse,
- child witness,
- abuse disclosure
Publication DateMarch, 2012
Citation Information11. Lyon, T. D. (2012). Twenty-five years of interviewing research and practice: Dolls, diagrams, and the dynamics of abuse disclosure. APSAC Advisor, 24(1-2), 14-19.