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How Parents can Navigate the Search for Legal Help

Cases 4 Causes Podcast | S1: Episode 2

How Parents can Navigate the Search for Legal Help

Cases 4 Causes Podcast | S1: Episode 2

How Parents can Navigate the Search for Legal Help

Cases 4 Causes Podcast | S1: Episode 2

Podcast Transcript

Jeremy Lynch:
What are some things that you might know with your 15 years experience in this type of litigation for parents who find out that their child is or has been assaulted? What is something that they may overlook as they’re navigating the search and the process for finding someone who can help?

Jessica Pride:
Yeah, that’s a good question. And I often think God, if it were my child, what would I want to know or would, I’ve wanted to know? One of the things is if it happens at a school, a lot of times what’s gonna happen is if the school finds out somehow, then you’re gonna get the principal or the vice principal who wants to interview the child. Then they’re gonna call the police and the police wanna talk to them. And then maybe CPS wants to talk to them. And we know that the more time a survivor tells their story, it causes trauma, and kids might think, God, this is my fault. What did they do? They can close up. They may not give all the details. So I think it’s really important. And here in San Diego, we have Chadwick that’s connected to Rady’s Children’s Hospital, which is where a serve minor survivor of abuse goes.

When a report is made there, they have trained forensic psychologists who interview the child. I would rather have my child interviewed by a forensic psychologist in a safe place. And they get dolls out and they say, you know, show me on the Dolly. You know what happened? Or they do it in a way that’s not traumatizing the child. Hey, do you wanna draw a picture? Draw me a picture about what happened. That is a less traumatic way to be asked about what happened than in the principal’s office, where a kid feels like they’re in trouble and they’re being grilled about because the parents and, or the adults are also panicking right now. And a lot of times they have no training in how to question a child sex abuse victim. So I would grab my child and be like, we’re going to Chadwick. And their forensic psych chat cuts, forensic psychologist is going to ask my child what happened.

The second thing, I think that’s really important is therapy, therapy, therapy. That kid needs tools to figure out how to process their trauma, depending on the age of the child, they may not know how to verbalize how they’re feeling. They may have anger issues. They may, you know, start wedding the bed. They might start doing things that parents are going, oh my God, I don’t know what to do. And to help my child get them professionals that can help them get tools to process the trauma. And the last thing I would say is mom and dad, you need help. That is so much. And it, of all the things that could happen in the world, I think everyone’s had a sick child at some point. And when your child is sick and not, okay, your world is not okay. Now imagine your child is sexually abused.

The amount of anger and fear and heartache that a parent goes through. It’s devastating. It is so devastating to a family. The parents still have to remember, they have to take care of their child, and if they don’t fill their cup, if they don’t heal themselves or talk to somebody so they can process their trauma, they’re, they’re not gonna have anything to give their kiddo. So I, and parents always feel too, like, it’s their fault? You know, how did I not see it? How did I not, I should have done something or I would’ve done this differently. That is all part of the grieving and healing process too. And so it’s really important for mom and dad to get help too. And, and the therapist may say, Hey, okay, you get your individualized therapy and the kid’s gonna get their individualized, but then maybe as a family to do family therapy as well, I leave it to the professionals to see what’s needed, but get help. You really need help and support during those times because it’s so hard for a family,

Jeremy Lynch:
A hundred percent. That point is paramount actually because the parents feel violated too, right? They, their, their job is to protect their child and, and you know, that protective nature and service that they provide for their kid was, was stolen, right? It was taken away from them. It was outta their control. And now they feel terrible about letting their kid down. And, you know, if, if I, I can only imagine how, how parents feel when, when something like this happens. So I’m glad you brought that up because I was gonna say, therapy has to go for more than just the child.

Jessica Pride:
100%.

Jeremy Lynch:
I appreciate you sharing that.

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