This innovative training is designed for prosecutors and forensic interviewers as they work together to hone specific trial advocacy skills necessary to successfully present testimony and strategically counter common defense tactics during child abuse trials.Training methods include lecture and audience discussion, review of recorded forensic interviews, experiential skill-building exercises, and participation in mock court. Each participant will receive a training manual, and access to additional training materials online.FacultyForensic Interviewing faculty includes nationally-recognized experts who are also practicing forensic interviewers. Prosecutor faculty includes senior attorneys from the National District Attorneys Association. In addition, small group exercises will be facilitated by highly experienced forensic interviewers and prosecutors.Who Should Attend?This two-day training is designed for teams of forensic interviewers and prosecutors. Team registration (a forensic interviewer and a prosecutor) is required. Individual registration will not be accepted. Course Topics The training combines didactic presentations with practical small group exercises for an optimal learning experience. Topics include:• Introduction/Overview of Current Best Practice in Forensic Interviewing• Creating and Using the Curriculum Vitae• Court Preparation and Testifying• Qualifying and Testifying as an Expert Witness• Meeting Untrue Defenses with the Underpinning Research• Direct, Cross, and Re-direct Examination of the Forensic InterviewerLocation/LengthThis training will take place at the NCAC Training Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The training is two full days with coffee and lunch breaks. Trainees are responsible for lunches. The training times are tentatively 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (subject to change as agenda is finalized). Certificate of AttendanceA certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who attend the training in its entirety.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - Thursday, May 4, 2017 8:30 AM - 5:00 PMCentral Time
National Children's Advocacy Center210 Pratt Ave.Huntsville, Alabama 35801256-327-3746
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