$500 This fee will allow for up to 40 attendees to participate in the webinar
When an allegation has been made that a child has been sexually abused, how does one interview the child without making the child feel stigmatized, and how does one avoid implanting knowledge of sexual matters into the mind of the child? The forensic child interviewing technique avoids these pitfalls and is used by law enforcement and child protective services investigators across the nation. This model of interviewing is designed to find out if a child has been sexually abused, but does so in a way that avoids planting the suggestion of abuse into the mind of the child. When conducted properly, the forensic child interview method avoids stigmatizing the child and, if no evidence of abuse is revealed, the child leaves the interview without knowing the interview involved an examination of sexual topics. If evidence of abuse is revealed by the interview, it is also done with the minimum risk of stigmatizing the child and produces evidence that will stand up in court if the investigation leads to criminal prosecution. This webinar is designed for new detectives and will provide them with the basic knowledge necessary to begin implementing the forensic child interview technique.