• Tell your child he or she will be visiting a safe, comfortable place to speak with a person whose job it is to talk with kids and teenagers.
  • Have your child be well rested.
  • Give your child permission to talk with the interviewer and let him or her know it is OK to talk about anything.
  • Bring the child’s comfort item if that would be helpful.


  • Ask your child questions about the situation
  • Tell your child what to say
  • Promise treats or rewards to your child for talking
  • Ask why your child didn’t tell sooner