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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.

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.

Upcoming Trainings

Advanced Advocacy

Designed for advocates who have already completed a full 24-hour Advocacy Training, Mind the Gap adds to the fundamentals of victim advocacy as laid out… Learn More

March 25, 2024 1-4pm CT

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 is designed… Learn More

April 1–5, 2024

Format: In-Person

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Advanced Advocacy

First Witness is pleased to offer Safe and Strong Child© Train the Presenter to CACs and other organizations interested in implementing a child abuse… Learn More

April 11–12, 2024

Format: TBD

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Advanced Advocacy

As Health and Human Service Professionals, we are aware of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the lasting effects that they can have on a developing… Learn More

April 17, 2024 11:30am - 1:30pm CT

Format: Online

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Advanced Forensic Interview

This session will examine examples in our media, pop culture, and entertainment industry related to child abuse and maltreatment. These examples will highlight how public… Learn More

May 17, 2024 2-4pm CT

Format: Online

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the 2023 National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s… Learn More

May 21–23, 2024

Format: Hybrid

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Advanced Advocacy

This advanced session will guide advocates to dive deeper into the relationships that they have with social services and law enforcement alongside the families they… Learn More

June 7, 2024 2-4pm CT

Format: Online

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Advanced Advocacy

Designed for advocates who have already completed a full 24-hour Advocacy Training, Mind the Gap adds to the fundamentals of victim advocacy as laid out… Learn More

June 12, 2024 9am - 12pm CT

Format: Online

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Forensic Interview

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

June 24–28, 2024

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… Learn More

July 24–26, 2024

Format: TBD

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the 2023 National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s… Learn More

August 13–15, 2024

Format: Hybrid

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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

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

Format: Online

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Advanced Advocacy

Designed for advocates who have already completed a full 24-hour Advocacy Training, Mind the Gap adds to the fundamentals of victim advocacy as laid out… Learn More

August 26, 2024 1-4pm CT

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 is designed… Learn More

October 7–11, 2024

Format: In-Person

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Advocacy

This training meets all essential components in the 2023 National Children’s Alliance (NCA) Standard of Victim Advocacy.  First Witness Child Advocacy Center’s… Learn More

November 4, 6, & 8, 2024

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 is designed… Learn More

December 2–6, 2024

Format: In-Person

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Advanced Advocacy

Designed for advocates who have already completed a full 24-hour Advocacy Training, Mind the Gap adds to the fundamentals of victim advocacy as laid out… Learn More

December 11, 2024 9am - 12pm CT

Format: Online

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Questions About Training?

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