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Forensic Interview Training (FIT)
January 10 - January 14$800
FORMAT:In-Person DATES: Monday – Friday, Jan. 10 – 14, 2022, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm LOCATION: 2300 N. Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21218 TOPICS COVERED: Current forensic interview research, tele-forensic interviewing, child development, use of media/evidence, memory & suggestibility, interviewing with cultural competence and dynamics of abuse. This NCA accredited 32.5-hour training includes comprehensive instruction on Center for Hope’s Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s Forensic Interview Toolbox (FIT), forensic interview protocol. FIT is a research based, narrative, semi-scripted and phased approach to interviewing. FIT methods can be applied to obtain both accurate and complete narratives from victims and witnesses. The FIT class teaches a broad range of best practice tools while also providing interviewers a clear guideline for questioning. Interviewers can use the FIT guideline as it is taught or utilize best practice tools learned to adapt to their individual jurisdiction’s population and protocols. The participants will be provided comprehensive narrative materials to accompany them in any interview or in preparation for defending their interview in court. Participants will learn best practices for questioning children and vulnerable adults (elder abuse and adults with disabilities). Practice interviews and mock trial will enhance learning along with content experts from legal, elder justice and interview research.
TUITION:IN STATE MDT PARTNERS (MARYLAND): $800/$750 early bird (paid by December 10, 2021) OUT OF STATE: $1000/$950 early bird (paid by December 10, 2021) LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED.