Considering culture and individualizing the forensic interview to meet the needs of the child in front of the MDT are best practices and deeply impact the process of disclosure and case outcomes. This training will provide language and terminology surrounding cultural dynamics the team may encounter, recommendations for culturally appropriate considerations during the forensic interview and an overview of how the MDT can best meet the cultural needs of children and families at all steps of the process.
1. Understand how to identify the presence of cultural dynamics before, after and during the forensic interview, recognizing the impact of these dynamics.
2. Improve interview skills to better understand cultural dynamics that present in the interview and gain a holistic understanding of the child’s life experiences.
3. Better prepare the MDT and interview to meet the needs of the child and family before them.