Did you know that 63 percent of teens text every day? Texting now surpasses other daily communication, including cell phone calls, faceto-face socializing outside of school and emailing, according to the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project
The trial of Jerry Sandusky has caused parents and others entrusted with the care of children to ask a number of questions about child sexual abuse and about the role of parents in keeping children saf
While training, research and discussion in
the area of child abuse investigations and
interviews frequently focus on the forensic
interviews of alleged child victims of sexual
abuse, many of the skills and techniques
utilized in sexual abuse forensic interviews
Over the years, forensic interviewers have debated how much information they need (or want) prior to interviewing a child. Some interviewers want all the intake and case information about the child before
going into the interview and other interviewers want very limited information.
Although churches, synagogues, temples and other places of worship are increasingly implementing policies to protect children from abuse, the policies adopted are often inadequate and of limited value.