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Forensic Interview & Family Advocacy Training

First Witness Child Advocacy Center (CAC) has a national reputation for providing exceptional training in forensic interviewing and advocacy practices.

Training Types

Advocacy

This training is designed for advocates who are working with children and families within a child advocacy center.

Forensic Interview

First Witness ChildFirst® Forensic Interview training prepares each attendee to conduct a purposeful and legally defensible interview.

Customized

We offer a variety of customized training for prevention, multidisciplinary team development, advanced advocacy, and advanced forensic interviewing.

Upcoming Trainings

Forensic Interview

This session of First Witness ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Training is FULL and the waitlist is OPEN. Please register for the waitlist or consider a 2023… Learn More

December 5–9, 2022

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy. First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy program bridges the… Learn More

December 14–16, 2022

Format: Online

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Advanced Forensic Interview

Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this 2.5-day training provides a purposeful and legally defensible process for conducting expanded forensic interviews with children… Learn More

January 11–13, 2023

Format: Online

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy… Learn More

February 13, 15, 16, 2023

Format: Online

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Forensic Interview

The ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse response professionals. This training… Learn More

February 27 – March 3, 2023

Format: In-Person

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Prevention

New in 2023  – First Witness is pleased to offer Safe and Strong Child© Train the Presenter to CACs and other organizations interested in… Learn More

April 12–14, 2023

Format: Online

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy… Learn More

May 3–5, 2023

Format: In-Person

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Forensic Interview

The ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse response professionals. This training… Learn More

June 12–16, 2023

Format: In-Person

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Advanced Forensic Interview

Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this 2.5-day training provides a purposeful and legally defensible process for conducting expanded forensic interviews with children… Learn More

July 26–28, 2023

Format: In-Person

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy… Learn More

August 14, 16, 18, 2023

Format: Online

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Forensic Interview

The ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse response professionals. This training… Learn More

September 11–15, 2023

Format: In-Person

Register

Prevention

New in 2023  – First Witness is pleased to offer Safe and Strong Child© Train the Presenter to CACs and other organizations interested in… Learn More

October 25–27, 2023

Format: TBD

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s advocacy… Learn More

November 15–17, 2023

Format: In-Person

Register

Forensic Interview

The ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol brings the field into the classroom, enhancing the education of front-line child abuse response professionals. This training… Learn More

December 4–8, 2023

Format: In-Person

Register

Questions About Training?

Contact Training Coordinator, Madeline Kvale, for any questions you may have about our training offerings. Email mkvale@firstwitness.org or call 218.727.8353.