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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.

Agenda

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Day One

Time Title
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

Time Title
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

Time Title
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

Time Title
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

Time Title
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

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.

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