North Carolina Justice Academy

North Carolina Department of Justice

ChildFirst Interviewing

 
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Date:

Place:                       Fee:

October 19-23, 2015 Edneyville                               $350.00

Who Should Attend:

Social workers, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, medical professionals and any other professional who work with children who are victims of sexual abuse and physical abuse.

Course Goal:

ChildFirst North Carolina is a nationally-recognized 5-day forensic Interviewing Training Model.  This training provides ongoing support to participants by providing access to the resources and technical assistance offered by the National Child Protection Training Centers.   Training participants receive pre-course information to include articles and research about forensic interviewing in a course binder.

Topics Covered:

  • It provides forensic interviewing training for social workers, law enforcement personnel, attorneys, medical professionals and any other professional who works with children who are victims of sexual abuse and physical abuse. 
  • It utilizes the Rapport, Anatomy Identification, Touch Inquiry, Abuse Scenario and Closure (RATAC) protocol for interviewing children. 
  • It provides a structured interviewing protocol that allows for consistent documentation of the interview in a child protective services or law enforcement record.
  • It provides the participants with information on child development and cultural issues that impact how children should be questioned.
  • It provides the participants with training on legal issues affecting how interviews are done.
  • The training provides the participants with two opportunities to practice their interviewing skills to include peer review. 
  • It provides the research and information that professionals who interview children need to adequately defend their interviews in court.
  • It promotes the multi-disciplinary approach for protecting children in our state.
  • It is a forensic interviewing training that involves children from local school system.  It involves adult actors who portray child victims of abuse for practice interviews. 
  • It has the potential to provide advanced training courses in forensic interviewing.

Methodologies:

This course will employ lecture, conference and practical exercises.

Course Requirements:

Attendance at all class sessions is required.

Registration:

  1. Checks should be made payable to: Child Advocacy Center, 222 Rowan Street Fayetteville, N.C.  28301. Attention Roberta Humphries, Executive Director. For more information contact: Mary McCoy, ChildFirst North Carolina, 910-677-2047, marymccoy@ccdssnc.com 
  2. Fee: $350
  3. Also, register on our  North Carolina Justice Academy Training Portal. After signing in to the portal, you can view ALL available classes. If you don’t have a portal account, instructions for creating one are located here.
 

 

 

 

Course Coordinator:

 Ross Robinson
 

Length of Course:

Five days - 40 hours
 

CICP Accredited