The field of child abuse and maltreatment exposes practitioners to secondary traumatic stress; the forensic interview is where the most intimate and detailed accounts of this abuse and maltreatment are gathered. This training discusses the importance of self-care for the forensic interviewer and how individuals, organizations, and systems can best support frontline professionals.
1. Impart the importance of self-care for the forensic interviewer and other MDT professionals.
2. Offer organizational strategies that promote the wellbeing of interviewers and frontline professionals.
3. Discuss the importance of flexible and responsive policies regarding interviewers and workload.