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Advanced Forensic Interview

About Advanced Forensic Interview Training

Advanced Forensic trainings are meant for experienced forensic interviews who are looking to expand and deepen their knowledge while getting to discuss with other trained professionals.

 

Advanced Forensic Interviewing Courses

ChildFirst® Expanded Forensic Interview Process (ChildFirst® EX)

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 who may not succeed in a standard, single interview due to trauma, developmental, special needs or other complicating issues, including poly-victimization. This training is designed for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, child protection attorney, and forensic interviewers who have completed a nationally recognized basic child forensic interview training.

This training will teach the expanded interview process as well as research supporting multiple, non-duplicative interviews with child victims and witnesses.

 

Interviewing and Working with Queer Youth: Understanding the Cultural Context

This session will cover the dynamics of interviewing and working with queer youth who are potential victims of violence or abuse. Topics discussed will include dynamics of abuse and violence in the queer community, barriers to service, historical context and power dynamics, risk factors, and suggestions for building inclusion into your practice, both on the individual level when interviewing queer youth, as well as the organizational level when working with queer youth in general.

 

Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities

This session will explore how interviewing children and adults with disabilities differs from interviewing individuals without disabilities and will review best practices. Attendees will learn how to adjust the physical space for individuals with physical, mental, and/or developmental disabilities, as well as how to adjust their interview question structure and phrasing. This session will begin with an overview of best practices surrounding working with individuals with disabilities in general. It will then dive into forensic interviewing best practices and applicable research on interviewing children and adults with disabilities.

 

FIRST Response: Interviewing Children on the Scene

Protecting children from child abuse requires that everyone understand how to recognize, respond, and report any form of maltreatment a child may experience. FIRST will give you and your community the tools necessary to better protect kids. This training goes beyond recognizing types of maltreatment. The training combines both lecture and practicum, giving participants the tools and practical skills to better communicate with a child during the initial outcry of maltreatment. This training teaches participants how to listen to children who have experienced maltreatment and gather the correct information needed in a way that puts the child’s needs first.

 

Understanding and Overcoming Complex Interview Dynamics

This presentation will discuss the unique and individual needs of youth in the forensic interview. Participants will be able to identify recommendations and considerations of multiple intersectionalities that can present in the forensic interview such as: Children with Disabilities, Diverse and Cultural Backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ Youth, and Children with no Non-offending Caregiver.

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: In-Person

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Advanced Forensic Interview

This presentation will discuss the dynamics behind recantations of child abuse disclosures, both in forensic interviews and outside of forensic interviews. This session will review… Learn More

August 21, 2024 11:30am - 1:30pm CT

Format: Online

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Advanced Forensic Interview

This presentation will discuss the unique and individual needs of youth in the forensic interview. Participants will be able to identify recommendations and considerations of… Learn More

September 20, 2024 2-4pm CT

Format: Online

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Advanced Forensic Interview

This session will explore how interviewing children and adults with disabilities differs from interviewing individuals without disabilities, and will review best practices. Attendees will learn… Learn More

October 15, 2024 2-4pm CT

Format: Online

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Advanced Forensic Interview

This session will cover the dynamics of interviewing and working with queer youth who are potential victims of violence or abuse. Topics discussed will include… Learn More

November 12, 2024 2-4pm CT

Format: Online

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Meet Your Trainers

Megan Prouty

Megan Prouty

Senior Forensic Interviewer and Trainer/MDT Facilitator
Kaylee Grunseth

Kaylee Grunseth

Forensic Interviewer and Trainer/MDT Facilitator/Cultural Equity Specialist