This training will begin with a review of the principles of recognized best practices in forensic interviewing, then will quickly move to address the unique challenges faced by forensic interviewers who work with the variety of culturally diverse Spanish speaking populations.
The training will focus on how to accommodate the needs of these children without compromising the integrity of best practice interviewing approaches. It will provide an opportunity for observation of each other's recorded interviews followed by discussion, feedback, and suggestions.
Participants are asked to bring recordings of challenging interviews to share with the class. This training is not protocol specific. Completion of a recognized forensic interviewing basic training and current forensic interviewing practice is required.
Training instruction and materials will be primarily in English. Due to the bilingual nature of the course, we recommend participants have a strong working knowledge of both English and Spanish language.
Who Should Attend?
- Experienced interviewers who have completed a recognized forensic interviewing basic training and have responsibility for initial forensic interviews of children.
- Training instruction and materials will be primarily in English. If you need interpretation or any other accommodation to participate in this training please contact the training coordinator. International participants are responsible for their own interpretation services.
- Seats in this training are intended for professionals currently working as part of an investigative agency, a multidisciplinary team (MDT), or a children's advocacy center (CAC).