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    What are some of the counselor's concerns about a child's testimony in a custody case?

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    * What are some of the counselor's concerns about a child's testimony in a custody case?

    As stated before, the primary concern that a counselor would have with a providing court testimony is that the child would be adversely impacted by the testimony. Although research is scant on child witnessing, there is evidence to suggest that children who provide witness testimony suffer because they may be re-traumatized by the testimony (Goodman, Taub, Jones, Englan. et al.,1992). Relative to child custody proceedings, the American ...

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