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Dec/Jan 2009Vol. 9, No. 10Interviewing Children With Disabilities

Children with disabilities may have an increased vulnerability for child maltreatment. To help child welfare professionals conduct accurate and sensitive interviews with children with disabilities, the State of Oregon has developed a training guide. Oregon Project Ability: Demystifying Disability in Child Abuse Interviewing provides background information on the topic and then goes on to address:

  • Basic interviewing
  • Child development
  • Communication disabilities
  • Intellectual disabilities
  • Social and emotional disabilities
  • Physical disabilities

The curriculum was funded by Oregon's Children's Justice Act Task Force and developed by CARES Northwest. It is available for download: (3,293 - KB)