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Originally developed by professionals, the Oregon Interviewing Guidelines (OIG) was a tool to help child abuse evaluators achieve a high level of skill and training associated with assessment, center-based interviewers. In 2004, the Guidelines were expanded to address all professionals who conduct interviews with children either in child abuse assessment centers or in the field, including law enforcement officers and Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS child welfare workers).
Oregon's Children's Justice Act (CJA) Subcommittee recognized the importance of having guidelines consistent with evidence-based practice and national views of appropriate practice. This was a collaborative effort made possible by a partnership of many multidisciplinary professionals.
Reducing trauma to children is a core value of the CJA and the OIG will be used at the forefront to help accomplish this.
The OIG should be considered a working document, to be updated further as researchers and practitioners expand scientific knowledge about child interviewing and child development.
Strategic Planning for Child Safety
Children with Disabilities
- Effective Communication and Interviewing Skills for Children with Disabilities - by Scott Modell, PH.D.
Our Children’s Justice Act Task Force contracted with Scott Modell, Ph.D. (Director, Autism Center for Excellence at California State University in Sacramento California), to present training about how to interview children with disabilities.
This training was a multi-disciplinary training focused on reducing the trauma for children with disabilities, at the time they are removed from their home and placed into foster care.
Please view the training PowerPoint presentations at the following links:
- Demystifying Disability in Child Abuse Interviewing For additional information, please contact CARES Northwest at 503-276-9000.
- Project Ability: Interviewing Children with Disabilities
Scheduled meetings - To be determined
Meeting minutes and agendas
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