This all-day training is a “refresher” class for WA State law enforcement, CPS, prosecutors and child interviewers who have previously attended the 3 - 5 day “Child Abuse Interviewing and Assessment” or “Child Abuse Investigation and Interviewing” courses (CJTC course # 5357) sponsored by the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC), DSHS and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.
It will be taught by CJTC Child Abuse Program Manager Patti Toth and Laura Merchant, Assistant Director of Harborview’s Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress. It will review and reinforce research-based best practices in child forensic interviewing and discuss recent modifications to the WA State Child Interview Guide (which will be provided to all attendees). Specific topics will include:
- Changes in recommendations regarding truth-lie discussions.
- Interview instructions (or 'ground rules').
- Narrative event practice.
Note: This is a follow-up class to CJTC course #5357 and does not fully satisfy the RCW 43.101.234 requirement for specialized child interview training for those who investigate child sexual abuse crimes.
Prerequisite: Course #5357 "Child Abuse Interviewing and Assessment".
Dress Code & Identification:
- Uniforms, agency logo clothing or business casual attire is appropriate for classroom wear.
- Visible Agency official ID is recommended (badges / agency IDs) while on campus.
||Start & End Date
||March 13, 2014
19010 1st Ave S
Burien WA 98148
|Open / None
No cost for WA State LE, prosecutors or child interviewers