A specially trained social worker from Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital interviews children ages 3-18 to elicit detailed information about a possible event(s) that a child may have experienced or witnessed. The interview is completed using the “Child First” protocol.
There are multiple purposes of a forensic interview:
To be child friendly
Assess for mental health and medical needs
The interview is recorded using state-of-the-art equipment to allow medical providers, detectives, and child protective workers to observe the interview from a nearby room as it occurs.
Forensic Interviews are conducted at the Yale Child Abuse Clinic within the YNHH Family Advocacy Center located at:
One Long Wharf Drive
New Haven, CT 06511