“Someone Just For Me”: Guiding a Child through an Abuse Evaluation (2016)
This child sexual abuse clinic has enlisted the services of a child life specialist. Child life skills must be adapted to support children during the medical components of a child abuse evaluation and the forensic interview.
■ Discuss how this child sexual abuse clinic created a position for a child life specialist and obtained funding to support it.
■ Identify child life skills applied to help children cope with child abuse medical evaluations and eventually with forensic interviews.
■ Discuss how the child life role has impacted the practice of this child sexual abuse clinic and the efforts of the broader child advocacy center.
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