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Child Victims and Witnesses Support Materials

Practitioner and Parent/Caregiver Guides

Practitioner and Parent/Caregiver Guides

These materials were specifically designed to appeal to children of different age groups (ages 2–6, ages 7–12, and ages 13–18). However, you can use whichever set of materials seems most appropriate, given the child’s stage of development.

For each age group, there are materials about the criminal justice system and the child welfare system.

The goal of these materials is to provide effective, trauma-informed, developmentally appropriate information and support to children in a way that they can more easily understand, so they can feel informed, supported, and empowered.

Learn more and view the guides below.

A Guide for Practitioners

This guide, designed for practitioners working with children and youth, contains suggestions and guidance for using these materials most effectively and some ways to support children as they go through the experience as a child witness and/or victim.

A Guide for Parents and Caregivers

This guide, designed for caregivers of children and youth, contains suggestions for using these materials most effectively and some ways to support children as they go through this experience of being a child witness and/or victim.