Promoting the effective communication between forensic interviewers and the presenting child is a critical part of the forensic interview process. Facilitating this effective communication sometimes requires the use of an interpreter in the forensic interview. This workshop, intended for interpreters, will offer a foundational knowledge of CACs, MDTs and forensic interview process. It will also familiarize interpreters with tools and techniques utilized in the forensic interview and will better prepare them for accurately and effectively interpreting child abuse forensic interviews.
1. Familiarize interpreters with the interworking of CACs, MDTs and the child abuse forensic interview.
2. Provide an overview of the dynamics of abuse and how these dynamics may affect the interpretation of the forensic interview.
3. Discuss research-based best practices when interpreting forensic interviews.