INTERVIEWING OF CHILDREN
An Introduction to
the Forensic Interviewing Protocol
January 30-31, 2017
Saginaw Co. Children's Advocacy Center
Saginaw, MI 48602
The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse
Training Services, in cooperation with the Prosecuting Attorneys Coordinating Council, Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS), and Governor's Task Force on Children's Justice (GTF), is pleased to present a regional, cross-professional Specialized Child Abuse Training seminar on the topic of Forensic
Interviewing of Children. This training will begin with registration at
8:30 a.m. on Monday, January 30 and conclude by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
This seminar is designed for prosecuting attorneys, assistant
prosecuting attorneys, CPS workers, police officers, and CAC interviewers who
are involved with child abuse investigations or prosecution. The training is designed to increase your
understanding of the primary features of forensic interviewing and provide
information to enhance your interviewing skills. The Forensic Interviewing training provided by the Child Abuse
Training Services (CATS) department within PAAM is the only DHS and GTF approved Forensic Interviewing training within the
Michigan’s Forensic Interviewing Protocol was developed in conjunction with the DHS and the GTF. The goal of a forensic interview is to obtain a statement from a child in a developmentally sensitive, unbiased, and truth-seeking manner that will support accurate and fair decision-making in the criminal justice and child welfare systems. Topics to be covered include:
a phased interview.
topics/children with special needs.
for questioning children.
There is no tuition charge
or charge for materials for this seminar.
Attendees are responsible for overnight accommodations, transportation,
meals, and other incidental costs. If
there are specific questions you would like to have addressed at the seminar,
please list them on the registration form, and the questions will be provided
to the speakers in advance.
Please register early since registration is limited to 30
people. When space at seminars is
available, we welcome participation from professionals in addition to DHS CPS workers, law enforcement, and prosecutors.
regarding seminar attendance will be sent out approximately 2 weeks prior to
the seminar date.
Attendees (or their agencies) are responsible for payment for overnight rooms.