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What Children Can Tell Us: Eliciting, Interpreting, and Evaluating Critical Information from Children

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What Children Can Tell Us: Eliciting, Interpreting, and Evaluating Critical Information from Children

James Garbarino, Frances M. Stott, Faculty of the Erikson Institute

ISBN: 978-1-555-42465-7 September 1992 Jossey-Bass 408 Pages

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This wise, insightful book helps adults make sense of what children tell them. It provides an authoritative guide to obtaining and evaluating information from children about abuse and other stressful situations and helps adults communicate with children in a variety of settings.
Foreword.

1. Communicating with Children: Introduction to the Issues.

Part One: Developmental Factors Affecting Children'sCommunication.

2. Self-Esteem and Coping.

3. Cognitive Development.

4. Language Development.

Part Two: Eliciting Information from Children.

5. Culturally Sensitive Inquiry.

6. Adult Biases and Expectations About Communications.

7. Observing Children's Behavior.

8. Communicating Through Play and Storytelling.

9. Guidelines for Interviewing Children.

10. Using Tests and Other Instruments.

Part Three: Communication in Special Settings.

11. Children at Home, in School, and in Day Care.

12. Children in Clinical Settings.

13. Children in Medical Settings.

14. Children as Witnesses.
"This well-written, comprehensive, often wise book should become a standard, well-thumbed reference for all adults who wish to increase their competency in communicating with children. Its wisdom is that while it consistently offers practical advice, it never offer simplistic solutions to the very complicated task of getting accurate information from children." --Children and Youth Services Review