Kim Madden, M.Ed, LPC – Kim is a Trainer and Child Forensic Interview Specialist with the National Children’s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, Al. She has 24 years of forensic interviewing experience and has conducted forensic interviews in both children’s advocacy centers (CACs) and hospital-based child medical evaluation settings. She has provided expert witness testimony for criminal and civil court proceedings in multiple jurisdictions. In addition to forensic interviewing, Kim has provided trauma-focused therapy services to child/adolescent victims, facilitated domestic violence support groups, and taught evidence-based parenting interventions in a CAC setting, and assisted in the training of Greensboro, NC police recruits, specifically focusing on the impacts of family violence and effective law enforcement responses to child maltreatment/witness to violence. Kim currently teaches the NCAC’s Forensic Interviewing of Children Training, Advanced Forensic Interviewing Training, as well as presents on forensic interviewing topics at national, state, and local conferences. Kim serves as a forensic interviewer mentor as part of the NCAC’s Mentoring and Consultation Groups for Child Forensic Interviewers. In addition to her ongoing work in the field of child forensic interviewing, Kim is a member of the NCAC’s Victim Advocacy Training faculty. Additionally, Kim works with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency as a faculty member for the Interdiction for the Protection of Children, a state-wide training initiative to help Highway Patrol Officers recognize and effectively respond to vulnerable children. Kim received her Masters of Education in Counseling from the University of Toledo and is a licensed professional counselor. She has also completed two years of additional training in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy through the North Carolina Child Treatment Program.