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Initial Child Interview Training Project


The Initial Child Interview Training (ICIT) aims to train first responders on best protocols for gathering information in a child abuse case, thus minimizing trauma to the child and avoiding multiple interviews. The goal will also be to use best practice to preserve the case and avoid conflicting statements that may result from ineffective interviewing, or situational factors beyond the interviewer’s control.

The training is broken up into three modules:
1. Law Enforcement
2. Child Welfare
3. Mandated Reporters.

Each module contains interactive activities and knowledge checkpoints throughout. The course is self-paced and available online 24/7.

Start Learning

Head to the ICIT learning hub, where you can create your account. You will then receive a confirmation email, and start learning immediately!

Modules Available Now

  • Module One: Child Welfare (Coming Soon)
  • Module Two: Law Enforcement (Coming Soon)
  • Module Three: Mandated Reporters (Coming Soon)

Continuing Education Credit

Participants may apply for Continuing Education Credits after the completion of these modules. The Child Welfare and Mandated Reporter modules both meet the qualifications for 2 hour(s) each of Continuing Education Credits for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider #128590). The Center for Innovation and Resources, Inc. (CIR) is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs. CIR maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content. CE Credits will be available after the each module for a fee of $20. Certificates for CE Credits will be emailed to participants within two weeks following completion. If you would like to cancel your CE application or would like a refund, please contact Goretti Alvarez at

ICIT is a project of the Center for Resources and Innovation. Learn more at

This project was supported by funding awarded by the Children’s Justice Act (CJA0) Program (TQ19 028567) through the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES).