ChildFirst® States & Countries

ChildFirst® States & Countries

Training dates and contact information can be found below.

States

Alaska

2019 Trainings:

April 29 – May 3

September 30 – October 4

Year Certified:

2014

Contact:

Pam Karalunas
Chapter Coordinator
Alaska Children's Alliance

P.O. Box 672069
Chugiak AK 99567

P: 907-688-0163
F: 907-688-1078
E: [email protected]

Cory Bryant

E: [email protected]

Arkansas

2019 Trainings:

July 29- August 2

October 21 – 25, 2019

2020 Trainings:

March 23-27

Contacts:

Rita Farrell
Lead Forensic Interview Specialist
Zero Abuse Project

10454 Collingswood Lane
Fishers IN 46037

P: 479-986-4055
C: 317-910-2427
E: [email protected]

Erin Kraner
Director of Clinical Services Children's Advocacy Center of Benton County

2113 Little Flock Drive
Rogers AR 72756

P: 479-621-0385
F: 479-621-0467
E: [email protected]

Download the ChildFirst® Arkansas application

Connecticut

2019 Trainings:

July 17-21, 2-19
November TBD

Year Certified:

2007

Contacts:

Michelle Manning
Assistant State’s Attorney
Division of Criminal Justice-Stamford
123 Hoyt Street
Stamford, CT 06904
P: (203) 965-5215
E: [email protected]

Krystal Rich
Director of the Connecticut Children’s Alliance
75 Charter Oak Ave, Suite 1-309,
Hartford, CT 06106
E: [email protected]

Georgia

2019 Trainings:

April 22-26

August 26-30

October 21-25

Year Certified:

2003

Contact:

Amy F. Economopoulos
Executive Director
Anna Crawford Children's Center

E: [email protected]

Illinois

2019 Trainings:

April 1-5

September 30-October 4

Year Certified:

2003

Contact:

Cara A. Vock
Coordinator of Training & Education
CAC 's of Illinois

904B West 3rd Street
Springfield IL 62701

P: 217-528-2224
F: (217) 528-2224
E: [email protected]

  • Cara Vock
Indiana

2019 Trainings:

July 22-26

October 21-25

Year Certified:

2002

Contact:

Janet Bailey
Child First Indiana First Light
904B West 3rd Street
Marion IN 46952

P: 765-668-8082
F: 765-668-8087
E: [email protected]

  • Janet Bailey
  • Coordinator of Child First Indiana
  • 904B West 3rd Street
  • Marion, Indiana 46952
  • Phone: (765) 668-8082
  • Fax: (765) 668-8087
  • Email: [email protected]
Kansas

2019 Trainings:

September 23-28, 2019

Year Certified:

2005

Contact:

Kelly Robbins

103 E. 9th
Scott City KS 67871

P: 620-872-3706
C: 620-874-2272
E: [email protected]

  • Kelly Robbins
  • 901 S. Washington
  • Scott City, KS 67871
  • Phone: (620) 872-3706
  • Email: [email protected]

Learn more about Kansas Chapter of Children's Advocacy Centers.

Maryland

2019 Trainings:

TBD

Year Certified:

2004

Contact:

Robert Wagner
Program Coordinator/Instructor
MD Police and Correctional Training Commissions

6852 4th Street
Sykesville MD 21784

P: (410) 875-3463
E: [email protected]

  • Robert Wagner
  • Director LE Training
  • Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions
  • 6852 4th Street
  • Sykesville, MD 21784
  • Phone: (410) 875-3528
  • Email: [email protected]

Learn more about the program.

Minnesota

2019 Trainings:

April 22-26, 2019
April 29-May 3, 2019
September 23-27
December 2-6, 2019

Year Certified:

2015

Contact:

Jackie Halberg
Executive Director
First Witness Child Advocacy Center

4 W. 5th Street
Duluth MN 55806

P: 218-727-8353
E: [email protected]

Laura Gapske
MDT Coordinator/Forensic Interviewer
First Witness Child Advocacy Center

4 W. 5th Street
Duluth MN 55806

P: (218) 727-8353
E: [email protected]

Caitie Dahl
Administrative support
First Witness Child Advocacy Center

4 W. 5 th Street
Duluth MN 55806

P: (218) 727-8353
E: [email protected]

Mississippi

2019 Trainings:

October 7-11

Year Certified:

2002

Contact:

Karla Steckler Tye

Post Office Box 5348
Jackson MS 39296

P: 601-940-6183
E: [email protected]

Hollie Jeffery
Coordinator
Children's Advocacy Centers of MS

E: [email protected]

  • Karla Steckler Tye
  • P.O. Box 5348
  • Jackson, MS 39296
  • Phone: (601) 940-6183
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Dr. Lisa Yazdani
  • 2108 Crossbridge Blvd.
  • Byram, MS 39272
  • Phone: (601) 372-5374
  • Email: [email protected]
Missouri

2019 Trainings:

April 29 – May 3

November 4-8

Year Certified:

2003

Contact:

Amy Robins
Forensic Interviewer
CAS of Greater St. Louis

989 Heritage Parkway
Wentzville MO 63385

P: 636.332.0545
E: [email protected]

  • Amy Robbins
  • The Child Center, Inc.
  • 989 Heritage Parkway
  • Wentzville, MO 63385
  • Phone: (636) 332-0545
  • Email: [email protected]
New Jersey

2019 Trainings:

May 20-24

Year Certified:

2002

Contact:

Ken Kolich
Program Coordinator/Instructor
The Audrey Hepburn Children's House

30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack NJ 7601

P: 551-996-8265
F: 551-996-8194
E: [email protected]
E: [email protected]

Anthony D'Urso
Supervising Psychologist
The Audrey Hepburn Children’s House
The Northern Regional Diagnostic Center
Hackensack University Medical Center

30 Prospect Ave
Hackensack NJ 07601

P: 973-655-5296
C: 973-277-0408
E: [email protected]

Joe Del Russo
Passaic Co. Prosecutor’s Office

401 Grand Street, 6th Floor
Little Falls NJ 07505

P: 862-234-5050
E: [email protected]

  • Kenneth A. Kolich
  • Program Coordinator, ChildFirst® New Jersey
  • Audrey Hepburn Children's House
  • 30 Prospect Avenue
  • Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Phone: (551) 996-8265
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Anthony D'Urso, Psy. D.
  • Supervising Psychologist, Audrey Hepburn Children's House
  • Hackensack University Medical Center
  • 30 Prospect Avenue
  • Hackensack, NJ 07601
  • Phone: (973) 336-8132
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Joe A. Del Russo, J.D.
  • Assistant Professor
  • Montclair State University
  • Dickson Hall 361
  • 1 Normal Avenue
  • Montclair, NJ 07043
  • Phone: (973) 837-7636
  • Email: [email protected]
North Carolina

2019 Trainings:

February 18-22

April 29-May 3

Year Certified:

2012

Contact:

Heather Skeens
Assistant Director

1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville NC 28302

P: 910-677-2047
E: [email protected]

Mary McCoy

1225 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville NC 28302

P: 910-677-2045
E: [email protected]

  • Mary McCoy
  • 1225 Ramsey Street
  • Fayetteville, NC 28302
  • Phone: (910) 677-2047
  • Email: [email protected]
Ohio

2019 Trainings:

TBD

Year Certified:

2006

Contact:

Nancy Radcliffe
OH Attorney General's Office

150 E. Gay Street, 25th Floor
Columbus OH 43215

P: 614-387-4254
F: 866.811.4871
E: [email protected]

  • Nancy Radcliffe
  • Crime Victim Services
  • Office of Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
  • Phone: (614) 387-4254
  • Email: [email protected]

Learn more at the program's website.

Oklahoma

2019 Trainings:

April 1-5, 2019

October 14-18, 2019

Year Certified:

2006

Contact:

Amy Baum
The Children’s Hospital at OU MEDICAL CENTER

1200 Everett Drive, Box 39
Oklahoma City OK 73104

P: 405-271-8001 x: 44545
F: 405-271-1005
E: [email protected]

  • Amy Baum, MSW, LCSW
  • Child Protection Team Coordinator
  • The Children's Hospital at OU MEDICAL CENTER
  • 940 NE 13th Street, Room 1B1420
  • Oklahoma City, OK 73104
  • Phone: (405) 271-4518
  • Email: [email protected]

Learn more about the ChildFirst® Oklahoma trainings.

Pennsylvania

2019 Trainings:

TBD

Year Certified:

2012

Contacts:

Pearl S. Berman
PA Children and Youth Solicitors Association

100 W. Beau Street, Suite 502
Indiana PA 15705

P: 724-357-2105
E: [email protected]

  • Pearl S. Berman, Ph.D.
  • Chair, Psychology Department
  • Indiana University of PA
  • 1020 Oakland Avenue
  • Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: (724) 357-2105
  • Email: [email protected]
South Carolina

2019 Trainings:

January 28-February 1

May 13-17

July 15-19

October 21-25

Year Certified:

2001

Contacts:

Margaret Fent Bodman
Senior Resource Attorney, ChildFirst Coordinator
Children's Law Office, University of South Carolina - School of Law

1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502
Columbia SC 29208

P: 803-765-9601
E: [email protected]

Alexis Younginer
Children's Law Office
University of South Carolina - School of Law

1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502
Columbia SC 29208

P: (803) 765-9530
E: [email protected]

  • Margaret Bodman
  • Senior Resource Attorney
  • Children’s Law Center, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • Phone: (803) 576-7236
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Leslie Cantelmi
  • 1600 Hampton Street, Suite 502
  • Columbia, SC 29208
  • Phone: (803) 765-9530
  • Email: [email protected]
Virginia

2019 Trainings:

TBD

Year Certified:

2006

Contacts:

Janice Dinkins
Executive Director
Children's Advocacy Centers of VA

P: 540-529-9931
E: [email protected]

Deanne Weatherly

P.O. Box 16834
Bristol VA 24209

P: 276-644-3371
E: [email protected]

  • Maggie Cullinan
  • Program Coordinator, Children's Advocacy Center's of Virginia
  • P.O. Box 16834
  • Bristol, VA 24209
  • Phone: (276) 644-3371
  • Email: [email protected]
West Virginia

2019 Trainings:

TBD

Year Certified:

2004

Contacts:

Phillip Morrison
West Virginia Prosecuting
Attorney’s Institute

90 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Suite 202
South Charleston WV 25303

P: 304-558-3348
E: [email protected]

Maureen Runyon
Women & Children's Hospital CAC

800 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston WV 25302

P: 304-388-2391
F: 304-388-3484
E: [email protected]

Amy Leslie
Coordinator
West Virginia Prosecuting
Attorney’s Institute

90 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Suite 202
South Charleston WV 25303

P: 304-558-3348
E: [email protected]

  • Phillip Morrison
  • West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney's Institute
  • 90 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Suite 202
  • South Charleston, WV 25303
  • Phone: (304) 558-3348
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Amy Leslie
  • West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney's Institute
  • 90 MacCorkle Avenue SW, Suite 202
  • South Charleston, WV 25303
  • Phone: (304) 558-3348
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Maureen Runyon, MSW
  • Women & Children's Hospital CAC
  • 800 Pennsylvania Avenue
  • Charleston, WV 25302
  • Phone: (304) 388-2391
  • Fax: (304) 388-3484
  • Email: [email protected]

Countries

Colombia

2017 Trainings:

TBD

Year Certified:

2011

Contacts:

Oswaldo Posado
Oficina ICITAP
Bogota, Colombia

E: [email protected]

Carl Risheim
Program Manager

E: [email protected]

Raymond Rivera
Assistant Program Manager

E: [email protected]

  • Oswaldo Posada
  • Safer Children and Women International
  • Phone: 57 1 805 7295
    57 310 246 0474
  • Email: [email protected]

    Bogota Colombia

Japan

2017 Trainings:

Jan. 26–30
Feb. 22-26
May 24-28
Sept. 14-18
Nov. 1-5

Year Certified:

2010

Contacts:

Fujiko Yamada
Director
Child Maltreatment Prevention Network

1-3-47 Isehara Isehara-shi
Kanagawa-ken Japan 259-1131

P: +81-463-90-2715
F: +81-463-90-2716
E: [email protected]

  • Dr. Fujiko Yamada
  • Vice-Director, Yamada Clinic
  • Director, Child Maltreatment Prevention Network
  • Phone: 81-***********
  • Email: [email protected]