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ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Training

July 24–28, 2017
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
Kleinpell Fine Arts (KFA) Building
420 E. Cascade Ave.
River Falls, WI 54022

About

ChildFirst® is the forensic interview training program of Gundersen NCPTC. Students receive training on the ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, child development, memory and suggestibility, testifying in court, legal issues and preparing children for court. This training incorporates lecture and discussion, review of electronically recorded interviews, skill-building exercises and an interview practicum.

This course is designed for those part of a multidisciplinary team, including law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, child protection attorneys, investigators and forensic interviewers.

If you live in a ChildFirst® state you will need to be pre-approved by the state coordinator. View the ChildFirst® state list.

Application

Agenda

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Day One

TimeTitle
7:45 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and pre-test
8:15 – 9 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Training
9 – 9:45 a.m. Effective Interviewing
9:45 – 10 a.m. Break
10 – 11:30 a.m. Dynamics in Child Abuse
11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Process of Disclosure
12 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch break
1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Child Development
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 5 p.m. Questioning Children

Day Two

TimeTitle
8 – 11 a.m. ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol
8:15 – 9 a.m. Welcome and Overview of Training
11 – 11:10 a.m. ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol (continued)
11:10 a.m.– 12 p.m. Break
12 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch break
1:15 – 2:30 p.m. ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol (continued)
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol (continued)
3:45 – 4 p.m. Break
4 – 5 p.m. ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol (continued)

Day Three

TimeTitle
8 – 9:30 a.m. Anatomical Dolls
9:30 – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. Exercise: Student Interview of Child (about non-abuse event)
10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Review of ChildFirst® Protocol
11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch break
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Preparing Kids for Court
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Blocks and Block Removal
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. Suggestibility
3:45 – 4 p.m. Break
4 – 5 p.m. Working as a Mutli-Disciplinary Team to Obtain Corroborating Evidence in Cases of Child Abuse

Day Four

TimeTitle
8 – 9:30 a.m. Testifying in Court
9:40 – 11:10 a.m. Hearsay
11:10 – 11:30 a.m. Course review
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Lunch break
12:45 – 1 p.m. Preparation for actor exercises
1 – 1:45 p.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #1
1:45 – 2:30 p.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #2
2:30 – 2:40 p.m. Break
2:40 – 3:25 p.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #3
3:25 – 4:10 p.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #4
4:10 – 4:20 p.m. Break
4:20 – 5 p.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #5

Day Five

TimeTitle
8 – 8:45 a.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #6
8:45 – 9:30 a.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #7
9:30 – 9:40 a.m. Break
9:40 a.m. – 10:25 p.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #8
10:25 – 11:10 a.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #9
11:10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Exercise: Student interview and feedback #10
12 – 1:15 p.m. Final Examination
1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Lunch Break
2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Closing

Registration

Please complete the ChildFirst® application. Gundersen NCPTC faculty will review the application and notify you regarding your acceptance status (please allow one week). If accepted, you will be emailed registration instructions.

Registration Fee: $749

Cancellation policy
We offer a refund minus a $75 administrative fee for each cancelled registration. We do not offer refunds if you fail to notify us prior to the conference you can't attend.
Transfers: Registrations can be transferred to a different conference location for a $25 administrative fee.

Disclaimer
Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (GNCPTC) reserves the right to cancel or postpone this seminar if minimum registration requirements are not met or as a result of Force Majeure. GNCPTC will make all attempts to notify registrants of cancellation or postponement at the earliest opportunity. GNCPTC is not responsible for any costs incurred by registrants due to cancellation or postponement, including but not limited to airfares and hotels.

Accomodations

Best Western Plus Campus Inn
100 Spring St.
River Falls, WI 54022
715-425-1045

Room rate for single king or double queen: $79.00/night plus tax

A limited number of rooms will be held until July 2, 2017 for check-in Sunday, July 23, 2017 and check-out Friday July 28, 2017.

Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation and use the code GNCPTC to identify the group.

Contact Information

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact:
Michael Kohner
(507) 457-2897
mdkohner@gundersenhealth.org

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