Laura & Deborah are:
- Clinically trained to identify and assess for child abuse;
- Clinically trained to provide therapy to abuse / Survivor populations;
- Trained in Trauma-related Treatment Models
- Trained Forensic Interviewers through the National Child Advocacy Center model;
- Passionate advocates for Child Welfare, Advocacy, and Rights
When a disclosure or report of child abuse has been made, there are procedures to follow and several professionals that may become involved in the assessment or evaluation of the abuse allegations. Initially, these professionals (sometimes referred to as a multi-disciplinary team) may include the Department of Children Services, the Child Advocacy Center, a police investigator, and clinical or medical professionals. Tucker-Huggins & Driggs may become involved with an abuse client at many different junctures in the legal or clinical process. The level of services provided will be dependent on where the process is. Regardless of the juncture, Laura and Deborah are trained to partner with a multi-disciplinary team to provide optimum clinical services to its clients.
What is the NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure?
The NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure is a flexible structure that can be adapted to children of different ages and cultural backgrounds, and is appropriate for interviewing children who may have experienced sexual or physical abuse or who may be a witness to violence against another person. The NCAC forensic interview model emphasizes a flexible-thinking and decision-making approach throughout the interview, as opposed to a scripted format. Each component of the model is research based and is reviewed annually for appropriate additions or adaptations, by a panel of practicing experts.