Forensic Interviewing: The Next Step PA/CAC ONLY Midland

Start Time/Date: 8:30 AM Tuesday, August 27, 2019
End Time/Date: 5:00 PM Thursday, August 29, 2019
ADDRESS: The H Hotel
111 W. Main Street
CITY: Midland, MI 48640

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Forensic Interviewing:
The Next Step

August 27-29, 2019

The H Hotel
111 W. Main St.

Midland, MI 48640

(989) 839-0500

Please note: This date & location for the 3-day Forensic Interviewing training is for

Prosecutors, & CAC Forensic Interviewers ONLY.

The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Child Abuse Training Services (CATS) Program, 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, Specialized Child Abuse Training seminar for prosecutors and CAC forensic interviewers on the topic of Forensic Interviewing: The Next Step. This training will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug 27 and conclude by 5:00p.m.on Thursday, Aug 29, 2019.  

This seminar is designed for a cross-professional audience. This seminar date & location, due to the funding source, is for prosecutors and CAC forensic interviewers only. 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 DHHS and GTF approved Forensic Interviewing training within the state.

Michigan’s Forensic Interviewing Protocol was developed in conjunction with the DHHS 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: (but not limited to)

  • The Forensic/Phased Interview: Preparing for and conducting Forensic Interviews
  • Understanding Medical Abuse
  • Preparing yourself for court
  • What your prosecutor needs
  • In-depth report writing from actual case/interview transcript
  • Individual (mock) interviewing practice

Please find enclosed a copy of the registration form for the seminar. There is no registration fee for this seminar, however, if an attendee fails to complete the entire three day training, no credit will be given and a fee may be assessed to their county or organization.

Registration is limited to 24 people.  Registering by the cut-off date does not guarantee attendance. 

Attendees (or their agencies) are responsible for payment for overnight accommodations, transportation, meals, and other incidental costs.  Hotel accommodations will be available at the H Hotel for the state rate of $85.  You must mention that you are with the Prosecuting Attorneys Assoc. conference to receive the state rate. Please contact the hotel directly at (989) 839-0500 to make your reservations. You, or your agency, are responsible for making and paying for overnight accommodations.

NOTE: This is NOT “advanced” forensic interviewing.  This is a more in-depth course in basic forensic interviewing.