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Message ID: 8041
Date: 2009-01-23

Author:DeanTongaol.com

Subject:Re: Extended Forensic Interviews

I know that the Chadwick Center of San Diego uses EFE's - http://www.chadwickcenter.org/FMS.htm. The purpose being, arguendo, that an abused child needs several sessions to disclose fully the trauma they've suffered. From a defense point we would file a Motion in Limine arguing that several forensic interviews (even structured) causes scripting of the child and can in turn taint and contaminate the same. Dean Tong, MSc., Forensic Trial Consultant 604 Brentwood Place Brandon, FL 33511 813.657.4930, Ph/Fax 813.417.5362, Cell 800.854.0735, Books/Media http://www.abuse-excuse.com http://www.DeanTong.com Read Dean Tong's articles online at www.newswithviews.com/Tong/deanA.htm Disclaimer: Dean Tong is not an attorney licensed to practice law. His professional opinion herein must not be construed as legal advice. And the recipient of this e-mail should always first query an attorney for professional legal advice. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail please delete the same. In a message dated 1/23/2009 8:28:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, SLJ4U@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu writes: I would like ask the research and the practitioner communities to weigh in on a debate about extended forensic interviews (EFEs). We are in the midst of a debate in our community and I would like to hear what other communities are doing. I am familiar with the literature, but I’d like to hear researcher’s assessments of that research base. I’d also like to learn what practitioners in other communities are doing or thinking about in terms of EFEs. Thanks so much. ________________________________

I know that the Chadwick Center of San Diego uses EFE's - http://www.chadwickcenter.org/FMS.htm. The purpose being, arguendo, that an abused child needs several sessions to disclose fully the trauma they've suffered. From a defense point we would file a Motion in Limine arguing that several forensic interviews (even structured) causes scripting of the child and can in turn taint and contaminate the same. Dean Tong, MSc., Forensic Trial Consultant 604 Brentwood Place Brandon, FL 33511 813.657.4930, Ph/Fax 813.417.5362, Cell 800.854.0735, Books/Media http://www.abuse-excuse.com http://www.DeanTong.com Read Dean Tong's articles online at www.newswithviews.com/Tong/deanA.htm Disclaimer: Dean Tong is not an attorney licensed to practice law. His professional opinion herein must not be construed as legal advice. And the recipient of this e-mail should always first query an attorney for professional legal advice. If you are not the intended recipient of this e-mail please delete the same. In a message dated 1/23/2009 8:28:44 A.M. Eastern Standard Time, SLJ4Uhscmail.mcc.virginia.edu writes: I would like ask the research and the practitioner communities to weigh in on a debate about extended forensic interviews (EFEs). We are in the midst of a debate in our community and I would like to hear what other communities are doing. I am familiar with the literature, but I’d like to hear researcher’s assessments of that research base. I’d also like to learn what practitioners in other communities are doing or thinking about in terms of EFEs. Thanks so much. ________________________________