Preparing Children for the CAC process: Finding the Balance Between Saying Too Much, but Not Saying Enough
The presentation will discuss the importance of preparing the children and families we serve, for the process after an initial outcry of maltreatment. A multidisciplinary team approach, forensic interviewer, and roles of front line professionals may not be something that children and families understand. The presentation will provide concrete suggestions for front-line professionals on what to say to the child and how to prepare the entire family for the CAC process.
1. Understand the importance of preparing our children and families and learn what to say and what not to say.
2. Discuss blocks that can occur when children and families are not prepared and how to remove blocks.
3. Discuss concrete suggestions for investigators and forensic interviewers to balance the conversations.
Zero Abuse Project is a 501(c)(3) organization that is committed to the elimination of child sexual abuse. Our programs are designed to provide training and education to professionals and students, and to help transform institutions to effectively prevent, recognize and respond to child sexual abuse.