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Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training

Applying Critical Thinking Skills in a Forensic Interview

Due to travel restrictions and continuing concerns around COVID-19, NCAC is offering all of our trainings in a virtual format through the end of 2020.

NCAC's Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training is designed to provide practice and instruction in critical thinking skills as they apply to a forensic interview. The interviewer must make critical choices about questions to ask and the direction of the interview in order to gather the information that is forensically sound. They are responsible for balancing the information needed by the multidisciplinary team while also following the direction of the child. Interviews with children with complex communication needs can add an additional challenge to the interview. Forensic Interviewers will learn to utilize critical thinking skills as they prepare for and conduct challenging interviews.

Advanced Forensic Interview Training also provides an opportunity for observation of the participant’s recorded interviews followed by feedback and discussion. Participants are asked to bring recordings of challenging interviews to share with the class. Completion of a recognized forensic interviewing basic training and current forensic interview practice is required. This training is not protocol specific. The training is held online in our interactive virtual training center. 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

September 9-11, 2020 - Virtual
December 1-3, 2020 -  Virtual

For more information, contact Stacie Dice or call 256-327-3838.



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