Techniques for Successfully Interviewing Your Child Client
1 hour 30 minutes
Understand the unique challenges of interviewing children and the guidelines concerning interviewing strategies.
Effectively interviewing children requires specialized knowledge and techniques related to child development in order to achieve optimal results. Attorneys and judges are often tasked with decisions about whether to interview children and, if so, the best approach. This topic will provide an overview of evidence-based methods that are developmentally sensitive, taking into account the unique emotional, social, linguistic, cognitive, and behavioral factors that apply to children and their ability to participate meaningfully in the legal process.