Emerging Issues in the Field of Forensic Interviewing 2022

Emerging Issues in the Field of Forensic Interviewing 2022

Training Details

Minnesota Children’s Alliance (Alliance) is excited to host Emerging Issues in the Field of Forensic Interviewing 2022, with Rita Farrell with ChildFirst, and Zero Abuse Project, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022, via Zoom HealthCare.

This presentation will discuss the emerging issues in the field of forensic interviewing, discuss new research, best practices and provide an opportunity for an open forum of questions from forensic interviewers and investigators.

2022 Emerging Topics to be Discussed

  1. Follow-up, Expanded, and different types of forensic interviews
  2. The importance of question formation in our forensic interviews
  3. Polyvictimization and exploring other forms of maltreatment

Learning Objectives

  1. Participants will discuss best practices in the field of forensic interviewing
  2. Participants will understand the new and emerging issues in the field of forensic interviewing
  3. Participants will have a forum to discuss practices, questions and discuss concrete solutions

Presenter Bio

Rita Farrell serves as the director of ChildFirst® for Zero Abuse Project. Rita manages the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Training Program, ChildFirst® Arkansas state program, and the development of advanced training courses and programs for forensic interviewers. Rita is a certified law enforcement instructor and provides training and technical assistance for child protection professionals.

Rita currently conducts forensic interviews and has interviewed more than 2,500 children. She serves as an expert witness on child sexual abuse, authored many peer-reviewed articles specific to forensic interviewing, and continues to champion the cause of child advocacy and the field of forensic interviewing. Rita graduated from Ball State University with a degree in secondary education and was the founding executive director of Chaucie’s Place, a child advocacy center in Hamilton County, Indiana.

Registration – $30

We are excited to bring this training to you. The Alliance believes 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.

Continuing Education Credits: POST and Social Work credits will be available.

Membership Discount

The Minnesota Children’s Alliance recognizes the role our members play in keeping Minnesota kids safe. In order to promote the success of our members in their work, we offer a 50 percent discount on all training opportunities. If you are not yet a member of the Minnesota Children’s Alliance, you can sign-up for a free individual membership by completing this form.

Cancelation Policy

The Alliance recognizes that sometimes professionals are called away at the last minute to accommodate the needs of our kids. The Alliance offers a full refund, minus any Eventbrite fees, for cancellation notices received 24 hours in advance of the training. Refunds cannot be issued for cancellations received within 24 hours of the training start time. Some sessions are recorded and can be viewed up to two weeks after the training date. Please contact Stephanie Kimble at [email protected] to cancel or request a copy of the recorded training.


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