The Adverse Childhood Experiences Study (ACES) indicates that 66% of children experiencing one adverse childhood experience are experiencing at least one other. Recognizing the prevalence of polyvictimization, this training will better prepare forensic interviewers to appropriately respond to disclosures of multiple forms of maltreatment in the forensic interview and screen for forms of maltreatment not previously disclosed.
1. Increase the understanding of how polyvictimization impacts children, families, and our cases.
2. Practice addressing polyvicitmization in the forensic interview through case example exercises.