December Guzzo, LMSW – December is a child forensic interview specialist and trainer for the National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) in Huntsville, AL. She has conducted over 2,000 interviews of children alleged to be victims of sex abuse, physical abuse, and/or witnesses to violent crimes. December has conducted numerous trainings throughout Alabama regarding interviewing techniques and working with the NCAC multidisciplinary team partners. She has also presented at the NCAC’s International Symposium on Child Abuse. In addition, she has served as a practicum facilitator for the NCAC’s Forensic Interviewing of Children Training and is currently a co-trainer for this course. December is also involved in the Beyond Forensic Interview Skills online course developed in cooperation with Griffith University in Australia. She has worked in the child abuse field for over 18 years, 10 of those years as a child abuse investigator and ongoing child protection services worker for the Madison County Department of Human Resources (DHR) in Huntsville, AL. Due to a family connection and a medically fragile caseload while at DHR, December has expanded her knowledge and skills in communication with children on the Autism Spectrum. She worked on a national project with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Vera Center on Victimization and Safety, developing a website and interview techniques on serving victims of crimes who have a disability. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Athens State University in Athens, AL and her master’s in social work from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL.