February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 6: Vicarious Trauma In Child Sexual Abuse Prosecutors

Studies demonstrate that child protection workers, law enforcement officers, forensic interviewers and therapists can experience vicarious trauma (VT) as a result of hearing about traumatic events and helping or wanting to help someone who has suffered trauma
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 7: Setting Course: The Case for the Credentialing of Forensic Interviewers

In the past decade, a number of child protection leaders and organizations have held discussions or even offered proposals for the credentialing or certification of forensic interviewers
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 8: When It’s Time for “The Talk”: Five Tips for Discussing the Credentialing of Forensic Interviewers with Your Prosecutor

In the past decade, there has been a national debate as to whether or not forensic interviewers should develop themselves as a profession complete with standards, testing,and an ethical code
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 9: When a Parent Sues the CAC: Tips for Forensic Interviewers and Children’s Advocacy Centers Facing Litigation

This month, a federal district court issued an opinion regarding a lawsuit against a CAC and forensic interviewer for alleged violations of the constitution
February 24, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 10: When Faith Hurts: Overcoming Spirituality-Based Blocks and Problems Before, During, and After the Forensic Interview

Much has been written about the short and long term impact of child abuse on the victim’s mind and body
February 23, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 11: Prevention of Recantations of Child Sexual Abuse Allegations

Imagine you are the victim of a crime.Initially you are not aware a crime has beencommitted because you thought it wassomething that just happened, like anaccident or a mistake.
February 23, 2010

Volume 2, Issue 12: When a Child Abuser Has a Bible: Investigating Child Maltreatment Sanctioned or Condoned by a Religious Leader

In many cases of child sexual and physical abuse, perpetrators use religious or spiritual themes to justify their abuse of a child.
February 26, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 4: American Humane Launches Pets and Women’s Shelters (PAWS)™ Program

In the mid-1990s, as a new assistant prosecutor in Michigan assigned to District Court, much of my misdemeanor criminal trial docket was filled with domestic violence cases.
February 26, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 5: Picture This: Photographing a Child Sexual Abuse Crime Scene

In everycase of child sexual abuse, thereis a crime scene that needs to beinspected and photographed.
February 26, 2009

Volume 1, Issue 6: Assessing Children’s Statements for Investigative and Court Purposes

As empirical research continues to both support and challenge the credibility of children’s statements regarding alleged sexual victimization, child abuse investigators, legal professionals and judicial officers seek reliable methods of determining the trustworthiness of the reports children provide