Children's expressed emotions when disclosing maltreatment.

  title={Children's expressed emotions when disclosing maltreatment.},
  author={Liat Sayfan and Emilie B Mitchell and Gail S. Goodman and Mitchell L. Eisen and Jianjian Qin},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={32 11},
OBJECTIVE Our goal was to examine children's expressed emotions when they disclose maltreatment. Little scientific research exists on this topic, and yet children's emotional expressions at disclosure may inform psychological theory and play a crucial role in legal determinations. METHOD One hundred and twenty-four videotaped forensic interviews were coded for children's emotional displays. In addition, children's trauma-related symptoms (depression, dissociation, and PTSD) and global… CONTINUE READING


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