Gaining Cooperation and the Non Supportive Caregiver

A session at When Words Matter

  • Susanne Walters

Monday 29th July, 2013

10:15am to 12:00pm (EST)

Non-offending caregivers play a critical role from the initial outcry through the investigation,
resolution and aftermath in cases of child maltreatment. MDTs should assess the attitude and response of these individuals at the outset for the benefit of the child as well as their own work. This session will discuss the impact of the non-offending caregiver for each aspect of the MDT and the child and how the team can assess the caregiver’s response initially and throughout the pendency of the case. The presenters will address the
ways in which a supportive caregiver can aid in the investigative and judicial process as well as how they can provide comfort and protection for the child. Also included is discussion of the risks for all involved, especially the child, when a caregiver is not supportive of the child’s disclosure or is hostile to the MDT. Suggestions will
be offered for how to engage a non-supportive caregiver and what to do to ensure the child’s safety and protect the case if engagement efforts fail.

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Stephanie Smith

Southern Regional Director, National Child Protection Training Center bio from LinkedIn

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Susanne Walters

National Child Protection Training Center

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Time 10:15am12:00pm EST

Date Mon 29th July 2013

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