The author describes children’s developmental stages and age-appropriate interviewing techniques that can be used in child custody evaluations. These strategies can also be used by child welfare workers when assessing a child’s safety and well-being.
Target audience: Psychologists, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, social workers, addiction counselors, nurses
This CE course is designated as intermediate.
Upon completing this program, participants should be able to
- Identify age-appropriate techniques for interviewing children in child custody proceedings;
- Implement interviewing strategies when working with children.
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- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: Interviewing Children for an Evaluation
- Part 3: Determining the Purpose of the Interview
- Part 4: Choosing Appropriate Interview Questions
- Part 5: Confidentiality
- Part 6: Developmental Stages and Interviewing Techniques
- Part 7: Children and Art
- Part 8: Interview Setting
- Part 9: Beginning the Interview
- Part 10: Age Appropriate Interviewing Techniques and Games
- Part 11: Synthesizing the Information
- References and Resources
- CE Test
Rosemary Vasquez, LCSW, author and mediator, in Oakland, CA, has provided training materials for CASA National.
Vasquez, R. (1999) Culture issues in evaluations. In P.M. Stahl (Ed) Issues in child custody evaluations. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
1997, Presenter, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Annual Child Custody Evaluation Institute, Evaluating Move-Away Cases with Lorie Nachlis, Margaret Lee, Ph.D., and Hon. William Fee.
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