JPL-2010-38-3-03-Fontes, Interviewing Immigrant Children for Suspected Child Maltreatment

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By LISA ARONSON FONTES, PH.D.

This article examines challenges posed in forensic interviews of
immigrant children when there is a suspicion that these children
may be victims of child abuse or neglect. Suggestions are made
for interviewers regarding the interview setting, preparations,
building rapport, conveying respect, narrative training, pacing
the interview, and trauma symptoms that may stem from issues
that are unrelated to the abuse.

Season: 
2010
Volume: 
38
Number: 
3
Keywords: 
Interviewing, child abuse, neglect, immigrants.

LISA ARONSON FONTES, PH.D. is the author of Interviewing Clients
across Cultures: A Practitioner’s Guide on Child Abuse and Culture:
Working with Diverse Families.