Newsletters

December 22, 2013

Volume 1, Issue 3: Educating to Prevent: Sexting

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
February 23, 2013

Volume 3, Issue 6: Chaplains for Children: Twelve Potential Roles for a Theologian on the MDT

It has long been considered, and is widely accepted as best practices to respond to cases of child abuse as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
February 23, 2013

Volume 3, Issue 7 & 8: A Courtroom for All: Creating Child and Adolescent-Fair Courtrooms

It has long been considered, and is widely accepted as best practices to respond to cases of child abuse as part of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT
September 22, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 1: Understanding and Preventing Child Sexual Abuse: A Primer for Parents and Caretakers

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
March 22, 2012

Spring 2012 Issue: Modifications to the CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol: RATAC® for Physical Abuse Interviews

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
February 23, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 2: When Sparks Fly in Defense of Child Victims: Tips for Cross Examining a Defendant or Defense Witness

Jurors living in a media age expect sparks to fly when a witness is being cross-examined
February 23, 2012

Volume 3, Issues 3 & 4: Lessons from Penn State: A Call to Implement a New Pattern of Training for Mandated Reporters and Child Protection Professionals

The recent child sexual abuse scandal at Penn State University, in which multiple, well-educated professionals declined to report clear evidence of maltreatment, is not an isolated instance
February 23, 2012

Volume 3, Issue 5: In the Neighborhood: Enforcing Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Exploitation Statutes in Strip Clubs and Adult Bookstores

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors often struggle to enforce the criminal code against the patrons and owners of sexually exploitive businesses such as strip clubs and adult bookstore
July 22, 2011

Summer 2011 Issue: Don’t go Fishing…Does Having Intake Information Prior to the Interview Affect Our Questions?

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.
June 23, 2011

Volume 2, Issue 1: Suffer the Children: Developing Effective Church Policies on Child Maltreatment

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.