First point to remember during a CPS hearing is that the social workers/investigators are poorly trained. The second point to remember is that Sandra Glenney will not hire any “expert witness” who may be inclined to believe the latest research in Child Suggestibility. This is not intended to be a derogatory remark, the people who make up Loudoun County Child Protective Services are operation with a very 80’s mentalities. The “Believe the Child” mantra is alive and well with Loudoun CPS . During the Satanic Panic and daycare cases of the 80’s and 90’s the mantra for most Child Protection Agencies was “believe the children”. For the residents of Salem in the 1600’s this had fatal consequences,as it was children who levied the accusations of witchcraft in Salem.
Loudoun County Child Protective Services and Sandra Glenney loves pseudoscience, this extends to their belief system and their choice of professional. As mentioned before the incredible amount of research that has been published on interview techniques and suggestibility has been completely ignored by Glenney and CPS. I am not even sure if they are aware of it, more than likely not. If you and your attorney know and understand the issues with the Child Abuse Accommodation Syndrome it will greatly assist you.