This one-on-one conversation is led in an age and developmentally appropriate manner that is trauma-informed and geared toward the individual needs of the child. It is an unbiased, legally-sound process that enhances free-recall from the child, minimizes interviewer influence, and gathers information needed by all investigators involved.
All three facets of the interview (the interview environment, structure and professional team), provide expert information to professionals tasked with investigations of child crimes, as well as a supportive and appropriate environment for potential child victims to be heard.
It takes courage to speak about abuse. Children arrive with many emotions, such as fear, guilt, shame, confusion, and distrust. Using special techniques and practices, our skilled interviewers are able to break through this wall of emotions, leaving the child with the freedom and comfort to communicate.