ChildFirst® EX

Based on the nationally-recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this 2.5-day training provides a purposeful and legally defensible process for conducting expanded forensic interviews with children who may not succeed in a standard, single interview due to trauma, developmental, special needs or other complicating issues, including polyvictimization. This 2.5-day course will teach the expanded interview process as well as research supporting multiple, non-duplicative interviews with child victims and witnesses.

This training will discuss the expanded interview process as well as research supporting multiple, non-duplicative interviews with child victims and witnesses. ChildFirst® EX can be utilized with any forensic interview protocol model and includes not only lecture but practice for participants in conducting an expanded forensic interview.

Our next ChildFirst EX training will be held September 4-6, 2024. This training will run from 8:00am-5:00pm on September 4th and 5th and from 8:00am-1:00pm on September 6th.

 Cost: $375 if paid by credit card; $385 if paid by invoice

*Certificates will not be issued until the invoice has been paid*

Requirements: 

  • All accepted participants must have completed a nationally recognized basic forensic interviewing training course and will be required to provide proof of attendance upon acceptance to this training
  • Computer, tablet, or phone with microphone and camera. Students will need camera and microphone capability during the entire training
  • Ability to print or view a small number of documents/forms for use during the training

DAY ONE

Provides an in-depth look at the traditional single forensic interview and the purpose for utilizing the expanded interview process. 

DAY TWO

Provides a step-by-step process for implementing an expanded forensic interview and prepares participants with the how, why, and when. 

 DAY THREE

Provides more practice and an opportunity for participants to work in groups on a final case scenario and expanded forensic interview.