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Message ID: 8959
Date: 2011-10-22

Author:Barbara Bettelyoun

Subject:Re: best practices for CSA interviewing in Western Europe

I would suggest you contact the folks at CornerHouse Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center in Minneapolis. I know they have trained in the Hague and Japan, and I believe in other countries as well. Their interview protocol is a "process" and not "structured", which actually allows for children's different developmental and emotional abilities as well as cultural differences, in my experience. http://www.cornerhousemn.org/ Phone: 612.813.8300 Barbara Graham Bettelyoun, Ph.D. Buffalo Star People Nonprofit On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Lisa Fontes > wrote: Dear Colleagues, I am looking for information about the extent to which what we consider "best practices" for interviewing and following cases of suspected child sexual abuse in the U.S.--the multidisciplinary teams and the structured forensic interviews--is also used in Western Europe. I would be interested in country-specific as well as general information, directed to the list or to me personally. Thank you! Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Lfontes@uww.umass.edu

I would suggest you contact the folks at CornerHouse Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center in Minneapolis. I know they have trained in the Hague and Japan, and I believe in other countries as well. Their interview protocol is a "process" and not "structured", which actually allows for children's different developmental and emotional abilities as well as cultural differences, in my experience. http://www.cornerhousemn.org/ Phone: 612.813.8300 Barbara Graham Bettelyoun, Ph.D. Buffalo Star People Nonprofit On Fri, Oct 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM, Lisa Fontes > wrote: Dear Colleagues, I am looking for information about the extent to which what we consider "best practices" for interviewing and following cases of suspected child sexual abuse in the U.S.--the multidisciplinary teams and the structured forensic interviews--is also used in Western Europe. I would be interested in country-specific as well as general information, directed to the list or to me personally. Thank you! Lisa Fontes, Ph.D. University of Massachusetts Lfontesuww.umass.edu