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Question preschool-age children with these tried and true tips from the Handbook on Questioning Children.
Victims rights lawyer Steven Kelly shares tips for representing child abuse victims in criminal court.
Julie Kenniston shares three keys to successful forensic interviews with child abuse victims.
When representing child victims, knowing the child's developmental stage helps you frame your approach. Get expert tips on what to expect for infants to teens and in between.
Get expert tips on questioning school-aged children appearing in the court and child protection systems.
Follow these steps to help children know it's o.k. to say "I don't know" when testifying.
A sample court policy with key steps to successfully engage youth in court.
If you encounter resistance when trying to involve child clients in their court proceedings, try these proven strategies.
A former foster care alumni shares her view on why involving youth in court matters.
Counseling is key to representing and advocating for any court-involved child. Integrate child development principles and positive rapport building into your counseling approach.
Enhance your child client's ability to plan and make decisions in the case by incorporating these counseling strategies into your practice.
Children are at the heart of dependency court proceedings. They deserve to be heard.
Some nuts and bolts ideas to involve children in dependency court proceedings.
Brush up on your child interviewing skills with these quick tips.
Can a child share her opinions and desires with the judge? This article addresses ex parte communications by children and youth with the court by reviewing governing rules and laws.
Norton A. Roitman, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist in private practice in Las Vegas, Nevada. In the following Q&A Part 1, Dr. Roitman discusses how mental health evaluations may be useful to assess a child’s ability to participate in court proceedings.
In the following part-two Q&A, Dr. Roitman discusses: what child advocates can do to help prepare child clients for court.