THE CHILD AS VICTIM OF SEXUAL ABUSE is a composite of information for the interviewer of children to include, but not limited to; understanding the victim , interviewing strategies & considerations, how communications vary with the child’s age, myths and facts about sexual abuse, identifying “suspicious injuries”, why children may not disclose. This booklet holds many other topics & tips for the individual who, as part of their assignment, will be interviewing children who have been victims. Helpful for the beginner.
- Categories of Child Abuse & Neglect
- Myths & Facts on Sexual Abuse
- The Perpetrator
- Child Trauma Reactions
- Why a child may not report
- Understanding sommnications with the child
- Suspicious injuries
- Case Involvement
- Background / the pre-interview
- The interview
- Sexual abuse victims (untreated)
- Facts about abused children
- The father facts
- Physical abuse & neglect
About the Author:
Thomas G. Tittle is a retired Captain with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Ocala, Florida. During Captain Tittle’s tenure in Major Crimes, he has investigated numerous Drug Cases, Property Crimes, Sex Crimes (Children and Adults), Child Abuse, Robberies, Death Investigations and Vice Cases.
Captain Tittle holds an Associate of Arts Degree from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida, a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He has instructed for St. Leo College in St. Leo, Florida on the topic of Domestic Violence and has addressed the Florida Sheriff’s Association, State D.A.R.E. Officer’s Convention, National Association of School Resource Officers, and National D.A.R.E. Officer’s Association.
Captain Tittle has written various law enforcement articles which have been published in leading national law enforcement resources like The Police Chief Magazine, American Police Beat Magazine and Inside School Safety. He has composed five law enforcement training manuals used for instruction in the areas of: Domestic Violence, Rape and Sexual Assault, The Child Pre-Interview, Connection Between Child Abuse, Animal Abuse and Domestic Violence and Moral America: What Went Wrong?