Advanced Skills for Challenging Interviews
Nationally-recognized forensic interview protocols have reached greater consensus regarding best practices in forensic interviewing. These best practices, coupled with research-informed techniques, help maximize the production of information obtained from children reporting, witnessing, or experiencing maltreatment. Knowledgeable and tenured interviewers regularly face challenges when attempting to interview children who have experienced circumstances and events falling outside the realm of basic forensic interview training.
NCAC’s Advanced Forensic Interview Training is not protocol specific. The training is designed for any experienced child forensic interviewers who would like to build on their interviewing skills. The training begins with an up-to-date review of “best practices”; but quickly moves to address specific populations that place demands on forensic interviewers to adapt their practice, exploring methods to elicit details required by the multidisciplinary team, and assessing the effects of trauma on children.
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.