CACTX 2014

Forensic Interviewing Block II: Beyond the Sexual Abuse Interview

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This intermediate forensic interviewer training spans three (3) days and is the second of three (3) components that comprise CACTX’s Forensic Interviewing Core Curriculum. Block II is specifically designed for interviewers who conduct forensic interviews as part of a multidisciplinary team in a children's advocacy center setting.

Participants will explore issues of disclosure, interviewing reluctant children, developmental considerations, cultural issues, and stranger perpetrator incidents along with challenges to and strategies for conducting forensic interviews in cases involving allegations other than sexual abuse including physical abuse, witness to a crime, cyber crimes and pornography, teen love, and drug endangerment. The curriculum is developed to assist interviewers in implementing sound and effective strategies to meet these and other inevitable challenges while maintaining the integrity of the investigation and enabling the competence of the child.

Format: This highly interactive program includes lecture and discussion, observation of actual interviews, the study of current literature and research articles, and the review of a previously conducted video-recorded interview from each participant by a tenured interviewer.*

*Please note this training will cover how to conduct forensic interviews in English; it will not provide a process for conducting interviews in other languages.

February 20th 8:30am-5:00pm
February 21st 8:30am-5:00pm
February 22nd 8:30am-4:15pm

Prerequisites: Current employment with or contractor of a local children’s advocacy center in the state of Texas, completion of Block I training or other nationally recognized forensic interviewer training, and conduction of ten (10) or more video-recorded forensic interviews in a children's advocacy center setting. 

Approval Process: Registering for this training offering does not guarantee acceptance.* Applicants will be notified of their final registration status at a minimum of three (3) weeks prior to the start of the training.

*Offering quality, professional training in a classroom environment is a key priority for our organization. We feel this format is the most conducive to effective learning as it allows for small group activities, one-on-one coaching, and ample opportunity for Q&A. However, given the inherent size of classroom training, we have to carefully manage the registration process. Our goal is to ensure that participants have timely access to the training offerings they are in need of in order to do their important jobs effectively. In reviewing registrations, our process is to assess both the registrant CAC’s needs as well as the registrant’s completion of course prerequisites.

Auditors: Supervisors of forensic interviewers who wish to obtain a better understanding of the interviewer role and tenured interviewers who have previously completed Block II training and wish to adapt their current interview procedures or are seeking to sharpen their skills may audit this training. Auditors are given the opportunity to participate in all coursework but may only observe the video review in order to give new interviewers ample time for feedback.

CEU Credits: No


  • When

  • February 20, 2018 - February 22, 2018

  • Where

  • Children's Advocacy Centers of Texas
    1501 W. Anderson Ln., Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78757

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