The FIND Three-Day Adapted for Individuals Who do not Speak training is designed for established forensic interviewers with previous basic training and extensive experience in forensic interviewing and or working with individuals with disabilities. The training is founded in forensic interviewing best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individuals who do not speak, use gestures to communicate, speak few words or utilize a communication device. The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to gather information from alleged victims and witnesses in the most reliable and legally defensible manner. Participants learn through readings, didactic instruction, video examples, case scenarios, participating in activities throughout the training and practicing a multi-session interview based on an assigned case scenario on the final day.
Minimum requirements include:
· Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (min. 32 hours) and/or equivalent investigative or interviewing training
· Demonstrated experience in interviewing and/or investigating allegations of abuse and neglect
Number of Attendees: 24 Max
Number of Instructors: 2