CHKD Child Abuse Program
Michelle Clayton, MD
Suzanne Starling, MD

Executive Director

Jane Hollingsworth, Psy.D.

Professional Staff

  • Carole Campbell Swiecicki Ph.D., Mental Health Director
  • Nell Duff, LCSW
  • Darci Fritz, MS
  • Joanne Glass, LCSW, BCD
  • Laura Kanter, LCSW
  • Nancy Nixon, LCSW
  • Erinn Portnoy, LCSW
  • Kathy Reid-Quinones, Ph.D.
  • Anne Russell, LCSW
  • Dawn Scaff, RN, BSN
  • Daisy Schuurman, DCFI
  • Jenna Spagnuolo, MBA
  • Michele Thames, M.Ed., DCFI

My Child is Having a Forensic Interview

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should I tell my child that he/she has to talk about this situation with a stranger, especially if they’ve already disclosed to me?
  • When should I tell my child this will be taking place?
  • What if my child starts to ask me questions about what they have to say?
  • What if my child wants to know why they just can’t tell me and let me tell the other people?
  • What if my child asks if I’ll be in the room with them?

After the Interview

  • Should I ask my child about his/her experience?
  • What if my child wants to tell me everything?
  • Should my child show signs of sadness or shame?