Building Forensic Interviewing Skills Online Training

The National Children's Advocacy Center (NCAC) has collaborated with renowned researchers Sonja Brubacher and Martine Powell with Griffith University in Australia to offer Building Forensic Interviewing Skills Online Training. The purpose of NCAC’s Building Forensic Interviewing Skills Online Training is to provide professionals, who have completed a nationally-recognized basic forensic interview training, the opportunity to strengthen and expand their practical skills.

Research proves that forensic interviewers do not use as many open-ended questions as they believe they do, and many interviewers find it challenging to follow best practices.  This training will provide opportunities to review and practice key elements of forensic interviewing, to improve practice and enhance interviewing skills.  In addition, interviewers will receive preparation and practice tools to use to evaluate their own interviews and to participate in effective peer review with other interviewers.

 

Dates of the 2018-2019 Schedule:

Session 1  Session 2 Session 3
June 15 - Application Opens September 6 - Application Opens October 5 - Application Opens
June 30 - Application Closes September 26 - Application Closes November 6 - Application Closes
August 20 - Course Opens November 15 - Course Opens  January 7, 2019 - Course Opens
November 20 - Course Closes* February 15, 2019 - Course Closes* April 7, 2019 - Course Close*

 

*Participants must complete the course before the closing date.

Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2018.

Applicants will be notified on July 20, 2018 via email whether or not they have been selected for the class.

For more information, email Sarah Hubbard.

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This project is supported by a grant awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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