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Drawings Could Help Investigate Child Abuse

(4/7/2014)

Drawings Could Help Investigate Child Abuse
Psych Central
April 4, 2014

Drawings done by children could be an essential tool in investigating child abuse. A new study by Dr. Carmit Katz of Tel Aviv University’s Bob Shapell School of Social Work compared the results when child abuse victims were offered the opportunity to draw during questioning with victims not given this opportunity. Her findings discovered a significant difference, she reported in the study, which was published in Child Abuse and Neglect. “The act of drawing was not only an empowering experience for these children,” said Katz. “We also found it to be forensically more effective in eliciting richer testimonies in child abuse cases.”

For the full article, click here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/04/04/drawings-could-help-investigate-child-abuse/68067.html


 


Keywords: child, children, drawings, investigate, abuse, social, work, victims, neglect, testimonies



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