Clearinghouse Resource


Interviews for Suspected Child Maltreatment: Tips for Foreign Language Interpreters


Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)


Washington, DC: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops/Migration and Refugee Services (USCCB/MRS)

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2009, pages

Description of Resource

This Webinar is for people who interpret interviews related to child maltreatment, as well for those who use foreign language interpreters in conversations related to child abuse. The presentation outlines best practices for interviewing in these sensitive circumstances, lets interpreters know what they should expect in the content and process of an interview regarding child abuse, and will help interpreters avoid common errors that might invalidate an interview regarding child abuse.

*This presentation is meant to provide advice and orientation for those who interpret child abuse interviews and for those who use interpreter services in child abuse interviews. It is not meant to and should not be used in court to evaluate the quality of the interpretation of a child abuse interview.