ChildFirst® is an intensive virtual five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct a competent, investigative interview of a child abuse victim using the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol. ChildFirst® is an interactive course which combines lectures with demonstrations and hands-on experience. ChildFirst® is a flexible model and takes a holistic approach and explores for all forms of maltreatment. Students will conduct a 30 minute interview with an actor/actress playing the role of an abused child and will be critiqued on their performance and take a written exam. ChildFirst® is the ideal course for investigators, child protection workers, forensic interviewers, and prosecutors working within a multidisciplinary team seeking to enhance their ability to speak to children.
Each student will need their own 500+ page training manual, either downloaded and stored on an electronic device for reference during the training, or printed
- Computer, tablet, or phone with ability to download and store or print 25mB document (500+ pages)
- Computer, tablet, or phone with microphone and camera. Students will need camera and microphone capability during the entire training
- Ability to print a small number of documents/forms for use during the training