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CST Forensic Interview Training (CST FIT)

Jun 7-9, 2017 | Milwaukee, WI | Classroom


Develop the skills and techniques to conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Learn the differences between forensic interviews of minor victims and those of other victim populations. Review victim-centered interview methodology with special emphasis given to understanding the factors contributing to child sex trafficking victimization and the impact on development and effects of trauma.

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*This class has received approval from the US Department of Justice. Do not make any non-refundable travel arrangements until confirmation of enrollment has been received via email.* **Prerequisites** * Have completed an NCA approved 5 day Forensic Interviewing course or its equivalent; min. of 2 years’ experience (with at least 50 child forensic interviews per year, totaling 100 child interviews) OR have interviewed a minimum of 250 children in the context of an MDT regardless of number of years * Prior to attending the CST FIT course, you must complete the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s online training course entitled “Introduction to Child Sex Trafficking Awareness and Response (ICSTAR)” which focuses on the unique dynamics involved in working with a minor victim of sex trafficking. Visit [missingkids.org](missingkids.org) to register.

What's In It For You

Upon completion of this training, you will be able to: * Apply developmentally and culturally appropriate methodology in forensic interviews of victims of child sex trafficking * Utilize forensically sound interview techniques appropriate for use in court testimony

Is this training for you?

The following would benefit from this training:
• Social Workers

Lodging Options

Ambassador Hotel 2308 W. Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233 (414) 342-8400 Lodging is available at $119/night. Room block deadline is 5/12/2017.

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CST Forensic Interview Training (CST FIT)

Jun 7-9, 2017 | Milwaukee, WI



Day 1


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Welcome and Overview of Course with Pre-Assessment


8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Definitions and Dynamics of Commercial Sexual Exploitation
This module will define domestic minor sex trafficking as per the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (TVPA), and will discuss dynamics of sex trafficking and sex trafficking victims. Students will be able to identify known risk factors that make an individual vulnerable to child sex trafficking, as well as identify the dynamics of control at play within situations of commercial sexual exploitation. The recruitment and seasoning process used by abusers to select and control sex trafficking victims will be discussed, as well as rules, values, beliefs, and language common to the street culture of sex trafficking. The impact of trauma bonding upon a forensic interview and the influence of culture and adolescent development will be addressed.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Previewing General Principles of Forensic Interviewing and Preparing for Pre- and Post-Interview
This module will explain significant differences between clinical/therapeutic interviews and forensic interviews, and describe behavior of a forensic interviewer that is ethical and victim-oriented. Types of disclosure will be defined and strategies for overcoming common barriers within a forensic interview will be identified. The critical preparation needed before a forensic interview of a victim of child sex trafficking will be discussed as well as the need to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team members to assess, coordinate, and follow through on cases. A set of alternative hypotheses for cases involving these minor victims will be generated.

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Implementing 8-Step
This module will address how to conduct culturally and developmentally appropriate forensic interviews of minor victims of child sex trafficking using the principles of 8-STEP. Students will learn how to communicate effectively in an interview setting regardless of age, sex, social, economic, cultural or ethnic backgrounds.


Day 2


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Implementing 8-Step (continued)
This module will address how to conduct culturally and developmentally appropriate forensic interviews of minor victims of child sex trafficking using the principles of 8-STEP. Students will learn how to communicate effectively in an interview setting regardless of age, sex, social, economic, cultural or ethnic backgrounds.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Implementing 8-Step (continued)



Day 3


Time
Session

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Demonstrating Knowledge and Technique
This module will have the students use the principles of 8-STEP to conduct forensic interviews of minor victims of child sex trafficking. Constructive feedback will be given to develop appropriate professional behavior in conducting forensic interviews, and demonstrate skills in practice interviews with peer and faculty review.

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch (on own)


1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Demonstrating Knowledge and Technique (continued)


3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Closing
Wrap-up, Post-Assessment, Evaluations, Certificates. This module will close the training and provide an opportunity for students to complete their evaluations and receive a certificate for the training.



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Notice of Federal Funding and Federal Disclaimer This Web site is funded in part through grants from BJA, COPS, ​OJJDP, OJP, OVC, SMART, and U.S. Department of Justice. Neither the U.S. Department of Justice nor any of its components operate, control, are responsible for, or necessarily endorse, this Web site (including, without limitation, its content, technical infrastructure, and policies, and any services or tools provided).​