This session will discuss affirmative practices for forensic interviewers working with LGBTQIA+ children, youth and families when responding to allegations of child abuse and maltreatment. In addition to providing an overview of gender and sexuality terminology, some of the topics covered will include interview preparation for the team, youth, family and interviewer, potential blocks and problems in the forensic interview, potential modifications to the forensic interview, considerations for the forensic interview protocol phases, and the use of interview aids. While considerations for the whole MDT will be briefly discussed, the primary focus of this training is on forensic interviewing. Information about the variation of this training that focuses on the whole MDT can be found here
. This training can be a 2-hour overview or an eight-hour, in-depth training that is appropriate for forensic interviewers. The day-long training includes demonstrations and practice.