Messages That You Can Give Your Child

  • That you are very proud of them for disclosing what they have witnessed or experienced.
  • That he/she has not done anything wrong
  • That he/she is not responsible for the outcome of the case – just for telling the events to the best of his/her ability.
  • That it is important to tell the truth.
  • That parts of the court experience might be more difficult, but that you are calmly confident that he/she can handle it.
  • That if he/she is confused or does not know the answer, he/she should just say so. It is fine not to remember all the information. The child can practice saying “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember”.
  • That if she/he is confused or not know the answer, he/she should just say so. It is fine not to remember everything.
  • That online preparation for court is a helpful tool to assist him/her.
  • That you are hopeful about the future for them.
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