Publications

February 13, 2016

Anatomical Dolls and Diagrams

A position paper from Gundersen NCPTC and the ChildFirst®/Finding Words forensic interview training programs
November 16, 2015

What happened to you? —Stephanie Morris

Mrs. Jones teaches tenth grade English and she has had enough of Hollis Robertson. Hollis is late every day; he disrupts class with his constant movement; he often falls asleep.
February 18, 2015

Considerations: When Interviewing Reluctant Children

The field of forensic interviewing is constantly evolving and so mustthe skills of those who conduct these interviews.
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