Child Abuse and Culture

Child Abuse and Culture

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This expertly written book provides an accessible framework for culturally competent practice with children and families in child maltreatment cases. Numerous workable strategies and concrete examples are presented to help readers address cultural concerns at each stage of the assessment and intervention process. Professionals and students learn new ways of thinking about their own cultural viewpoints as they gain critical skills for maximizing the accuracy of assessments for physical and sexual abuse; overcoming language barriers in parent and child interviews; respecting families' values and beliefs while ensuring children's safety; creating a welcoming agency environment; and more.I finally asked her to draw a picture ofher family doing something (a kinetic family drawing [Burns aamp; Kaufman, 1972]). ... The little girl walked into the session and declared, a€œI cana#39;t tell you anything because my father will kill me. ... Anatomical Drawings Interviewers often ask children to point to body parts on anatomical drawingsa€”outlines of the fronts and backs of human figures ... Establishing the names during the relatively neutral conversation about the drawing can save mishaps andanbsp;...

Title:Child Abuse and Culture
Author:Lisa Aronson Fontes
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2012-09-26


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