Monday, December 1, 2014
Interviewing children for any kind of case is always a touchy issue. Depending on the child's age, interviewing has to be conducted in different ways. I recently did my yearly renewal on my guardian ad litem certification. One of the books mentioned at the conference was Handbook on Questioning Children: A Linguistic Approach. A copy can be purchased on Amazon here. I started reading this over the holiday weekend and it does an excellent job in discussing how children of different ages, backgrounds, and ethnicity can be effectively questioned. This is particularly important in complex custody cases and in the investigation of abuse claims.