This five-day, interactive program is designed to introduce participants to the Wisconsin Forensic Interview Guidelines.
Learners will develop forensic interview skills by increasing their knowledge of the process of disclosure, the impact of language and development, effects of trauma, and question strategies that contribute to dynamics of memories and suggestibility. Learners will also engage in practice opportunities for conducting developmentally appropriate forensic interviews of child alleged as child abuse victims or children who have witnessed abuse or violence. All content will be reflected in the concept that forensic interviews have the purpose of gathering accurate information from children about events they experience.
It is required that all attendees actively participate and complete the full 5 days of training for certification.
Registration is online. A link is available on the Children’s Justice Act web page (https://www.doj.state.wi.us/ocvs/not-crime-victim/childrens-justice-act).
Space is limited for this training, and is not "first come, first serve." Please apply and answer all application questions as thoroughly as you can. After the application period closes, attendees will be contacted by Wisconsin DOJ with either a registration confirmation or denial. If your registration is confirmed, additional details about the training will be included. You will be responsible for making your lodging arrangements. If you have missed the application deadline, you can sign up for the waitlist on the website.