How to Interview Victims like a Pro

After trauma, particularly sexual assault, leaves the victim with a sense of vulnerability that is easily re-triggered during a police interview.
Learning to interview like a pro … means being skilled in attending to the survivor and recognizing how to recognize the impact of trauma.
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Tips to Try when you are interviewing a survivor:
1.Get practical… and offer simple things that will help the person ground in their bodies.
2. Forget the linear and concrete approach….Ask questions like, tell us anything that comes to mind, any smells, sounds, images are fine.
3. Empathize…Help the person feel safe and at ease in your company.
4..Lean in with great respect and patience.

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