Ms. Smith has worked extensively with children and adolescents in outpatient, inpatient and group home settings.  Since 2003, she has conducted front-line forensic interviews and evaluations of suspected child abuse victims, as well as witness preparation and trauma-focused therapies at the Assessment & Resource Center , the Children’s Advocacy Center based in Columbia. Ms. Smith also maintains an active private practice addressing service needs beyond the scope of the ARC. Ms. Smith trains across disciplines on evidence-based interventions with maltreated children, complex trauma in children and adolescents and best practice forensic interviewing techniques. She has presented on interviewing child victims of sexual exploitation at international trainings in Africa, Central America and Thailand with the FBI and the US Department of Justice. Recently Ms. Smith contributed to a national project on exploited American youth for the Department of Justice in collaboration with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.