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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 or state recognized 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.


To participate in this course, participants need to meet the following criteria.

  • Has completed nationally or state-recognized forensic interview training.
  • Conducts forensic interviews of children on a regular basis as a primary job duty.
  • Can complete the necessary coursework in the given time frames.
  • Has access to a computer with a webcam, microphone, and access to the internet (for mock interviews and consultations).
  • Can obtain written permission from a supervisor to participate in this training.
BFIS Cohort 8 Schedule
The course will be offered in
February 1 - May 3, 2023.

*Participants must complete the course including evaluation,
post-mock interview, and post-test before the closing date.

This training is presented in English. If you need interpretation or any other
accommodation to participate in this training please contact Laura Buff.

For more information, email Laura Buff.


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.