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Forensic Interviewing of Children Training

Forensic Interviewing of Children 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.

The NCAC Child Forensic Interview Training is an internationally recognized, research-informed, intensive five-day course in which practitioners learn the necessary skills to conduct a competent, investigative interview of a child using the NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure.

This interactive training, facilitated by practicing interviewers, utilizes demonstration videos, experiential skill-building activities, lecture, guided discussions, reflections, and an interview practicum in a supportive environment with facilitator assessment and feedback from experienced interviewers.

NCAC will assign mandatory readings and homework prior to each training session. Each student will be given a pre- and post-examination. All work must be completed before a certificate of completion is issued. Each learner will need to download or print the training manual and worksheets for reference during the training.

Trainers provide additional information for participants via scheduled supplemental live, online interactive courses addressing specific forensic interviewing challenges. In addition, the trainers will respond to requests for ongoing support and individualized forensic interview assessment.

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.

This training has been updated to meet the 2023 NCA Standards for Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers.

Child Forensic Interviewing: Best Practices. OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin

  • NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure
  • Dynamics of Abuse
  • Forensic Conversations
  • Child Development
  • Memory and Suggestibility
  • Pre-Interview Planning
  • Inclusive Forensic Interviewing
  • Interview Practicum and Assessment
  • Transition Strategies
  • Trial Preparation
  • Effective Courtroom Testimony