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OVCRC
04/29/2009
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How do we propose to OVC the cultural approach within our own community that would appropriately address the non-offending and the offending family member (s) so that the children are protected at all tim...
Arlana
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/30/2009
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Given many tribal communities distrust of non-tribal social services and court systems, how do gain the trust of those individuals involved? What are some best practices for coming across in a non-punitive...
Kelli Callahan
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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I am a non-native forensic interviewer. I have learned much in my almost 2 years of interviewing and try to be very culturally sensitive as well, out center is open to cultural traditions. There have bee...
Chris
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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Hi Hollie, Two questions First What are or should be the minimum standard(s) of Best Practice to conduct a Forensic/Investigative Interview? (I fear that "anyone" may begin conducting intervi...
MIke Johnson
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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Do you have any comments/experience with different interview protocols or question typologies with tribal communities?
Lisa Mitton
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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Are there different models used for conducting forensic interviews? If so, what factors should be considered when determining which is most appropriate to use?
Jo Arnold
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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As a forensic interviewing service located in an area which serves many members of nearby tribal communities, are there additional services, considerations, materials, etc. that our interviewers should tak...
Allison
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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Is there a difference in numbers seen in intergenerational sexual abuse in tribal families compared to other cultures?
Sue
04/29/2009
arrow icon I can't seem to find anything either. I have some eithnic st...
sue
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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What suggestions do you have for developing rapport with a child from a tribal community (when the forensic interviewer is not a member [of the tribal community]) that differs from rapport building with a ...
Jenniffer
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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How do you best address Young Native Americans that identify with another culture rather than their Native American background. Such as identifying themselves as Hispanic rather than Native?
Hilario Bernal
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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Are there any policies or regulations regarding the comfort and/or safety of children during forensic interviews?
Cathy Morgan
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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What are the differences if any in interviewing Native vs. non-Native children? What is the research on ethnic match (interviewer/child) in forensic interviews and the resultant implications for practice?...
roe bubar
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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I am a forensic interviewer in Wyoming. Due to the FBI and the reservation already having forensic interviewers I have not had many interviews with native children. Do you have any recommendations for me a...
Nicole
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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1. What's the timeframe to conduct the forensic interview? 2. Is the forensic interview only for the victims with penetration sexual assault vs. overclothing touching? 3. Why are the Tribal Police n...
Abbie
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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Our dept used to have a multidisciplinary team to respond to sexual assault years ago, but has really died down. Our cases have increased, but cases that actually make it to court seemed to have decreased....
TC Benally
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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LLL
04/29/2009
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Can you suggest any publications on cultural and social norms to follow when talking with tribal based victims? Who should be addressed first in the family etc.?
Lynne Rybicki
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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How do your work into your schedule, the time necessary to stay updated on most recent research and case law which may affect your protocol, procedures, and/or courtroom testimony?
Faith
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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If there were no limit on available resources, what would your ideal staff look like for a CAC primarily serving Tribal Communities? Do Preventive Services fit into that vision? If so, how?
Hope
04/29/2009
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Hollie Strand
04/29/2009
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