This expanded forensic interview training is taking place November 15 – November 17.
Forensic interviewers who have completed ChildFirst training now have a chance to review forensic interview protocol, gain knowledge about the purpose of ChildFirst EX, learn about ChildFirst EX interview processes and take part in practice scenarios to build interview skills.
Forensic interviewing is an exacting and complex task, and expert forensic interviewers often play a key role in abuse investigations and, importantly, always give kids a chance to tell their story.
ChildFirst is a researched-based protocol for forensic interviewers. These protocols enable forensic interviewers to be neutral fact-finders when conducting interviews with children who come into our CACs. ChildFirst EX is an expansion of those protocols. Why expand? ChildFirst protocols are followed for a one-time interview with a child; however, some children benefit from multiple interviews. Some of those kids are your most vulnerable of the vulnerable: disabled children, children who have been victimized more than once. This training provides another set of skills to interviewers to help these kids, to help them tell their story and find justice.