Today’s interview is with the extraordinary
Ginger Kadlec a child advocate, child forensic interviewer, and writer who is
helping improve the lives of our nation’s children! On Ginger’s website she
writes, “Caring, capable adults improve the world one child at a time” check
out her site here. I was happy to ask her a few questions about her work and all
the wonderful things she’s doing.
1.) What made you decide to make a dramatic change in your life, leaving your executive job to work with and help children?
2.) How long have you been working with children? Would you mind explaining a bit more about what a child forensic interviewer is?
3.) What would you say is a good way to empower children and help them feel safe, secure, and confident?
2nd Teach children the real names of their body parts. This may not seem like such a big deal, but it is! Not only does it help them feel comfortable with their bodies, but it also aids children in the event they are ever sexually abused. For example, a little girl told her teacher that her uncle touched her “buttons”. The teacher innocently assumed the little girl was referring to the buttons on her jacket instead of her breasts and missed an opportunity to intervene and stop the molestation. I interviewed a child once who called a “penis” an “esophagus”… now that’s confusing. J
4.) I love the hopeful hints section on your blog it’s filled with lovely quotes and messages. Where do find most of your messages and do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share?