The National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC) Forensic Interviewing of Children training is an internationally recognized, research-informed and practice-informed intensive training. Participants will learn necessary skills to conduct a competent investigative interview of a child using the NCAC Child Forensic Interview (CFI) Structure. Participants will also be introduced to the evidence-based literature that supports the NCAC CFI Structure.
This interactive training is facilitated by practicing forensic interviewers who are well-versed in the current literature. The training includes lectures, skill-building activities, guided discussions, reflections, and an interview practicum in a supportive environment with assessment and feedback provided by experienced interviewers. A pre- and post-training knowledge check will be administered.
Topics covered in this course include the following:
- NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure
- Dynamics of Abuse
- Forensic Conversations
- Child Development
- Memory and Suggestibility
- Pre-Interview Planning
- Inclusive Forensic Interviewing
- Interview Practicum and Assessment
- Transition Strategies
- Effective Courtroom Testimony
This training is a four-day commitment in-person at 210 Pratt Ave. N, Huntsville, AL 35801. Participants are expected to complete six-hours of pre-work consisting of selected readings and interactive recorded exercises to be done at their own pace prior to the first official day of training. This training has been updated to meet the 2023 National Children’s Alliance Standards for Accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers. Check here for more information on traveling to Huntsville, AL.
For more information, contact Sarah Hubbard or call 256-327-3876.
Register by June 10, 2023. We highly recommend applicants to register early as this class gets filled very quickly.
There is a 25% discount for registrants from Tribal CACs or developing countries. Please contact the training coordinator for additional information.
All registrations are pending until the National Children’s Advocacy Center has reviewed your information and has determined whether the applicant meets specific criteria for participation.
This training is presented in English; translation services are not provided by the NCAC. If interpretation or other accommodations are needed for participation in this training, please contact the training coordinator.
Important Note: Training classes are subject to cancellation in the event of insufficient registrations. Therefore, DO NOT make non-refundable travel arrangements until you receive both a “Preliminary Registration” e-mail AND a “Final Confirmation” e-mail from NCAC that the training will take place (approximately 4 to 6 weeks before the training).
The full registration fee is due by the fee deadline stated above in order to hold your spot. Registrants that have not paid in full by the deadline will be released from the training, and we will contact those on the waitlist.
If you are unable to attend the training, you must submit your cancellation notice at least 30 days prior to the training in order to be refunded the full amount, less a $100 administrative fee. Your agency may choose to replace your spot in the training with another member of the agency at no penalty. Late cancellations may be considered for a training credit that may be used by your agency for up to one year. Failure to show up for the training forfeits the registration fee completely.