Nationally-recognized interview protocols have reached greater consensus about the essential components of a forensic interview, including the optimal use of different question types to elicit a children’s narrative descriptions. Consequently, we have good road-maps and recommendations for children in active disclosure and who have adequate linguistic and cognitive abilities to speak about their remembered experiences. However, experienced and competent interviewers face challenges on a regular basis when attempting to interview children who do not meet this profile.
NCAC’s Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training begins with a review the principles of recognized “best practice” forensic interviewing; but will quickly move to addressing populations and allegations that place demands on forensic interviewers to adapt their practice to meet a variety of advanced challenges.
Topics for the 2018 Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training coming soon.