A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Presenting Evidence in the F.I.

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Presenting Evidence in the F.I.

Training Overview

The use of technology has impacted how children/adolescents are victimized. Research supports that the use of technology during victimization can increase the likelihood that a victim will not disclose. Most interview models are designed for children who have previously disclosed and who transition easily from the beginning of the interview to a substantive interview. Reluctant children may need more cues which may mean utilizing evidence in the forensic interview. This module will discuss the use of evidence, with emphasis on abusive images, in the interview.

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will understand how evidence may be used in a forensic interview.
  2. Participants will learn how to present evidence in the forensic interview.
  3. Participants will be able to understand the dynamics of victims of abusive images.


Presenter Bonnie I. Fries, MSW, LCSW, Child & Adolescent Forensic Interviewer with the Federal Bureau of Investigations, is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Illinois with specialized training in child and adolescent welfare and abuse-related trauma. She received her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 1998 from Illinois State University’s Jane Addams College of Social Work and Master of Social Work degree in 2001 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to joining the FBI Bonnie worked as an Assistant Director and Director within Children’s Advocacy Centers, and has conducted more than 2,000 forensic interviews.

Continuing Education Credits

POST and Social Work credits will be available.

We are excited to bring this training to you at a minimal fee. The Alliance believes trauma-informed, anti-racist, and culturally responsive services are essential to helping children heal. We continue to offer the highest quality training, with nationally renowned speakers, virtually.