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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.

Mind the Gap: 2023 NCA Advocacy Standards Training

Learn more and sign up for Mind the Gap: 2023 NCA Advocacy Standards Training; developed by First Witness CAC and approved by NCA to add to the fundamentals of victim advocacy as laid out in the 2023 standards for accreditation.

Training Types


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.


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

Upcoming Trainings

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… Learn More

July 24–26, 2024

Format: TBD


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.