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Professor Myers has written: “Children are strong and resilient, and most of them cope with testifying and move on with their lives. Indeed, with proper preparation and support, some children are empowered by testifying.” Myers, J. Adjudication of Child Sexual Abuse Cases. The Future of Children (1994) 4.2:84-101, 90.
Your client is an 8 year old child who has been a victim of physical abuse and neglect and will have to testify in a child protection fact finding against the child’s stepfather of 5 years and in the presence of the child’s mother.
As a child advocate, what do you think is the proper preparation and support for your client?