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 for investigative teams of law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, child protection attorneys, and forensic interviewers.
Students receive training on the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, which includes child development, memory and suggestibility, testifying in court, legal issues, and preparing children for court. This training incorporates lecture and discussion, review of electronically recorded interviews, skill-building exercises, and an interview practicum.
This training will be held in person in the Duluth, MN area.
First Witness has scholarships available for counties, tribes, and other local professionals responsible for child maltreatment investigations and prosecutions in the State of Minnesota. When selecting from their payment options, choose “I am applying for a Minnesota Dept. of Health and Human Services (DHS) Scholarship.” Recipients are responsible for any other costs of attending this training, including travel, lodging, and meals. Scholarships are provided through the Minnesota Department of Human Services using state and federal funds provided through a Children’s Justice Act grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
First Witness will let you know, following registration whether or not you will receive a scholarship.