Assessing Children’s Statements for Investigative and Court Purposes

Course Description

This training aims to increase the understanding of potential multidisciplinary team considerations when assessing children’s statements for investigative and court purposes. Topics covered include corroborating or refuting children’s statements through medical evidence, behavioral and psychological indicators, evaluating disclosure patterns, perpetrator behavior and increasing the reliability and validity of children’s statements through advanced forensic interviewing techniques.

Learning Objectives

1. Identify ways to corroborate or refute children’s statements through adjacent evidence.

2. Advance forensic interview techniques to promote reliability and validity in the collection of children’s statements.

3. Increase understanding of the abilities and limitations of adjacent evidence in corroborating and refuting children’s statements.

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