Child Abuse Interviewing and Assessment

This week-long in-service training will provide instruction on the principles and application of research-based child interviewing, effective testimony, and interviewing skills with cultural considerations.

It addresses:

  • the special challenges of working with vague allegations
  • resistant children and adolescents
  • non-offending parents and alleged offenders 

The purpose of this training is to enhance child interviewing skills. Participants will have the opportunity to participate in intensive interview skill building exercises with trained actors. Training will provide individualized feedback concerning dealing with complex situations, and working with children who are reluctant to talk or have special needs.