In this workshop, attendees will receive an overview of the research on trauma and how it impacts children as well as the research on the impact of testifying in court as a child. Applying this research, students will learn trauma-informed strategies for reducing the anxiety of children and taking their testimony in a manner that is developmentally appropriate.
1. Students will receive an overview on the physical and emotional impact of trauma on children.
2. Students will receive an overview of research on the potential impact of testifying in court as a child.
3. Students will receive concrete recommendations for making courtrooms trauma-informed and thus reducing the anxiety of children and increasing the chance for accurate testimony.