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Northern California Child Forensic Interview Training (CFIT)

Tuesday, November 19, 20248:00 amFriday, November 22, 20245:00 pm

The Child Forensic Interview Training for California is a four-day introductory course intended for new child forensic interview specialists. This course will introduce child forensic interviewing within the context of multidisciplinary team investigations; interviewer and team responsibilities; interview models and techniques; child development of language and cognition as it applies to interviewing; disclosure dynamics; childhood trauma as it relates to interviewing. Experiential exercises and role-play activities are interwoven throughout the four-day training. Video of actual interviews will be shown whenever possible. Completion of this course does not certify you to conduct child forensic interviews, consult your County CAC/MDIT for local requirements.

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Produced by the CATTA Center, a project of the Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. with funding provided by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (CalOES), Victim Services Branch.