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The NICHD Protocol


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The Revised NICHD Protocol

Appendices to the Revised NICHD Protocol  

Hershkowitz, Lamb & Carmit (2014) Allegation rates in forensic child abuse investigations: Comparing the Revised and Standard NICHD Protocols lamb-2014-revised-protocol

La Rooy, D., Brubacher, S. P., Aromäki-Stratos, A., Cyr, M., Hershkowitz, I., Korkman, J., Myklebust, T., Naka, M., Peixoto, C. E., Robertsj K. P., Stewart, H., & Lamb, M. E. (2015). The NICHD Protocol: A review of an internationally-used evidence-based tool for training child forensic interviewers. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice. 2, 76 – 89. Highly Commended Paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence

The freely available NICHD Protocol has been developed with reference to child development issues, including linguistic capabilities, memory, suggestibility, forensic needs, interviewer behaviour, and the effects of stress and trauma. It is the product of an interdisciplinary team that included researchers, forensic interviewers, police officers, and legal professionals seeking an evidenced-based approach to forensic interviewing.

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