Overcoming Difficult Situations in Forensic Interviews

Overcoming Difficult Situations in Forensic Interviews

Training Details

Minnesota Children’s Alliance (Alliance) is excited to host Overcoming Difficult Situations in Forensic Interviews, with Rita Farrell with ChildFirst, and Zero Abuse Project, 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, June 30, 2022, via Zoom HealthCare.

The training provides both lecture and group discussion. Participants will learn how to overcome difficult situations during forensic interviews and handle those tough questions. Upon entering the workshop, participants will have a chance to write down difficult situations they have encountered, and the presenter and participants will work to find solutions and practical tools that can be used in the future. Participants will have an opportunity to watch interview clips of difficult situations.

Learning Objectives

  1. Students will learn how to overcome difficult situations in forensic interviews.
  2. Students will discuss situations they have encountered and find solutions and practical tools to use.
  3. Students will view and discuss videos of forensic interviews and difficult situations.

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 stephanie@minnesotachildrensalliance.org to cancel or request a copy of the recorded training.


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