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Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training

Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training

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We know everyone has been looking forward to returning to in-person training in 2022; however, NCAC has made the very difficult decision to keep all trainings virtual in 2022.  We realize this may be disappointing, but our first priority is the health and safety of our trainers and you, our trainees.  Given the continued unknowns surrounding the coronavirus and its variants, we feel this is the best decision for everyone’s well-being.

2022 Training Topic:

"Utilizing a Critical Thinking Framework in the Forensic Interview: Moving from Rote to Responsive Practices"

Forensic interviewing is a highly complex, interactive, and challenging process requiring initial training, practice-focused supervision, and ongoing education. Effective practitioners must possess a broad repertoire of skills and a well-developed critical thinking framework to meet both the needs of the child and the investigative team. This research-informed, non-protocol specific course will focus on essential skill development and strategies for effective application.

This live online training is moderated, highly interactive, and takes place over three days. Class size is limited to 30 participants, led by two NCAC trainers with a combined total of over 50 years’ experience in the field of forensic interviewing.

The interactive training utilizes demonstration videos, experiential activities, lecture, guided discussions and reflections. In addition, each day offers opportunities for learners to submit forensic interviews for group assessment and review.  This training is presented in English. If you need interpretation or any other accommodation to participate in this training please contact the training coordinator. International participants are responsible for their own interpretation services.

Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices. OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin

  • Conducting an effective versus ineffective narrative practice (episodic memory training)
  • Research-based tools for productive and personalized transitions from the pre-substantive to substantive phase
  • Increasing child’s narrative capacities to provide details pertaining to entire episodes from pre- to post-abuse events
  • Managing unknowable and unnecessary information requests by responding with developmentally informed strategies
  • Successful evidence-based strategies for interviewing preschoolers