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February 2012Vol. 13, No. 1Guide for Forensic Interviewing of Spanish-Speaking Children

The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc., has published a second edition of a guide for multidisciplinary interview teams (including child welfare, law enforcement, and other professionals) conducting forensic interviews with bilingual or Spanish-speaking children. The Guide for Forensic Interviewing of Spanish-Speaking Children was originally produced through the Child Abuse Training and Technical Assistance (CATTA) project. The latest version reflects the common practice of multidisciplinary interview teams in California child welfare systems and refreshed training techniques such as the "10-Step Interview" developed by Tom Lyon.
This resource provides strategies and best practices for conducting forensic interviews that are culturally sensitive and dialectally accurate, establishing trust with families, and working with interpreters.

Guide for Forensic Interviewing of Spanish-Speaking Children (2nd ed) is available for download on CATTA's Resources webpage: