The types of information to document might include when and where the injury occurred, any additional information about the nature of the injury, and how the injury occurred. If your child disclosed to you how the injury happened, try to document the conversation. Write down the entire conversation per your memory. Keep in mind to document what questions and statements you made to your child and what your child’s exact words to you were, as much as possible. Only ask additional questions if necessary to ensure your child’s safety. In many cases, additional questions can be deferred to a trained professional.
It is important to let the authorities handle any investigation. Do not confront the person you suspect of abusing your child.