NCAC SUpervision of Child Forensic Interviewers

Training Overview

As many child advocacy centers (CAC) employ child forensic interview specialists or choose to develop a small group of investigator interviewers, there is a growing need for a set plan for building skills and increasing the competency and resilience of their forensic interviewers.  Supervision, a long-standing tradition in medicine and mental health, is an established relationship between a senior practitioner and a more junior partner to provide feedback, guidance, support, and ongoing education toward developing a specialized skill.

An experienced forensic interviewer may have much to offer a newly developing forensic interviewer but may need more education or direction to increase their knowledge about supervision or develop skills and abilities to provide supervision in a structured and intentional way.

Principles of supervision will be presented and discussed, along with core values and practices around effective supervision. A model for assessing current forensic interviewers’ skill level and developmental needs will be introduced. In addition, suggestions for continual growth and support to promote resiliency and longevity, and excellence in interviewing will be discussed.

Who should attend?

This training is appropriate for experienced forensic interviewers who want to develop or strengthen a supervision program for forensic interviewers within their CAC, state, or region. Completion of nationally-recognized forensic interviewing training is required.

Register through NCAC

Register by October 31, 2023

A 25% discount is available for registrants from developing countries or from Tribal CACs. Please contact the training coordinator for additional information. Please note: To pay via international wire transfer, payment must be made in U.S. dollars at your expense. Banking and account information is provided on request.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Important note for in-person training

It is recommended to make refundable travel arrangements if booking before your registration has been confirmed.

In the event the NCAC cancels the training for any reason, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

Seats in this training are intended for professionals currently working as part of a Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC). The NCAC reserves the right to refund the registration of anyone who is not currently working as part of a CAC to ensure that currently practicing professionals receive the training they need.

The training building is the stone building located on the corner of Howe Ave. NE and Dallas St. NE. The entrance faces Dallas Street.

Lunch will be provided each day of the training. A kitchenette with refrigerator is available for attendees who choose to bring their own food.

Travel Information

Flight arrangements should be scheduled so that the trainee arrives the day before training begins since training begins at 9:00 a.m. on the first day. It is also recommended that departure flights be scheduled 6:00 p.m. or later on the last day of training to allow adequate transportation time to the airport.

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). In the event of cancellation due to insufficient registrations, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded.

Ground Transportation information

Transportation arrangements are the responsibility of the trainee. Nearby hotels, such as Embassy Suites, may provide shuttle service, at their discretion.

Trainees are responsible for all transportation expenses incurred, such as but not limited to, flight, car rental, Uber, Lyft, and taxi, when traveling to and from the training site.


Nearby lodging recommendations include the Embassy Suites and 106 Jefferson which are both approximately one mile from the NCAC.

The NCAC does not endorse the services provided by these hotels as being greater than those of other providers.

Trainees are responsible for making reservations, in addition to all lodging expenses incurred.


November 28, 2023
November 30, 2023
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