Following the 18-day test, pediatric interviewees will take a very measurable approach to their conversations with Cleo Smith.
A child psychologist says that a team of experts interviewing Cleo Smith needs to examine the details of her abduction.
Clinical psychologist Dr Simon Crisp told News Corp Australia’s national health correspondent on Tuesday, Su Dunleville, that children should return to normal as soon as possible following the traumatic events of the 18-day crisis.
When it became appropriate to continue the interview, Dr. Crisp said that he expects officers and investigators to conduct discussions with Clolo, taking into account her safety.
“Police and investigators are trained to gather evidence and interview the child in an appropriate way to support the child’s safety,” said Dr. Crisp.
“(I) expect them to emphasize, ‘Tell me what happened’ and ‘fill in the details’ by focusing on open questions.
“It’s about allowing the child and allowing the child to tell the story, and they can ask for more details but without directing it.”
Dr. Crisp added that it was important that the questions did not interfere, as long as the questions “intensified the damage.”
“If the child tells them about certain things, he or she may feel safe, but there may be some worrying memories,” he said.
“We hope this will help and the question will not be interrupted which could exacerbate the harm to the child.”
Dr. Crisp advises parents not to discuss the issue of Cleio Smith with their children because of fears that it may cause unnecessary fear or anxiety.
“Ideally, children can’t understand this, so it’s something a child doesn’t want to know,” he said.
“It’s not because they need to know exactly about these very unusual and very unusual events, so we hope you don’t know about it.”
He said that if a child knows about it, parents should allow him to conduct any discussion on the subject.
“This allows parents not to give the child more information than he or she really needs, but it also allows parents to give a little or a little surprising explanation that the child can understand,” he said.
Regardless of the information being passed on to children, he said, what happened to Cleo was very rare and should come with a strong conviction that everything in life is still fine.
In Cleo News, parents who are concerned that their child has been harmed may use open-ended questions instead of giving details.
Little children do not understand such a situation, saying, “Go down with obvious questions about what their worries or anxieties are.”
“It is important to provide helpful information, and use concepts that the child can understand, but in a very calm voice or emotional message.”
Speaking last week, Rod Wilde, one of the top officers in Cleo’s case, said officers were careful when they interviewed the four-year-old.
“Of course, we are in the process of going through our son’s special interviews here,” he told reporters at the time.
Deputy Commissioner Colonel Blanch said. 2 GB The police had to be “very careful” for Cleo.
“We’ll talk to Leo, but we have to be careful. We have professional pediatricians and we will try to get information about her for those 18 days,” he said last week.
“This is a very difficult and slow process and it doesn’t matter if she doesn’t want to tell us.”
Senior Sergeant Cameron Blaine said that in the past, the police had carefully monitored the information provided to Cleo’s parents so as not to jeopardize the interview process.
“They understand where we are going with the investigation and what needs to be done,” he said.