FORENSIC INTERVIEW TRAINING
Finding Words/ChildFirst® New Jersey is an intensive five-day training course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct a competent investigative interview of a child abuse victim using the ChildFirst forensic interview process.
EXPANDED FORENSIC INTERVIEW TRAINING
Established upon current research, a single comprehensive forensic interview does not meet the needs for all children. This expanded forensic interview training addresses the needs and best interest of the child victim. Based on the nationally recognized ChildFirst® Forensic Interview Protocol, this training provides a defensible process for conducting interviews with children who may not disclose in a traditional single session forensic interview due to trauma, development, special needs, other complicating issues including poly victimization
Peer Review is a training opportunity to make interviews adhere to best practice standards that remain forensically defensible. Peer Review sessions maintain interviewer consistency and fidelity to the protocol and minimizes interviewer drift.
Refresher training is an opportunity for law enforcement professionals who were previously trained to review the ChildFirst forensic interview protocol and skills needed to conduct a competent forensic interview of a child abuse victim.
Finding Words/Child First - New Jersey provides case consultation services that allows for individual prosecutors’ offices or child protective service offices to present cases for review by the appropriate content experts. This forum allows structured feedback to child forensic interviewers and investigators for opportunities to discuss case challenges.