September 24-26, 2018 | Boston, MA
Develop the skills and techniques to conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Learn the differences between interviewing children in child abuse cases and interviewing child sex trafficking victims. 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. Learn to gather information regarding the use of technology in the child sex trafficking business model and the multitude of crimes that traffickers commit, including the use of sexually explicit images of minors (child pornography).
**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. For questions regarding this class, please contact: Liz French firstname.lastname@example.org 603-862-0337
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
* Social Workers * Victim Service Providers
Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County 989 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Holiday Inn Boston/Brookline 1200 Beacon Street Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 277-1200 $161/night Room block deadline Sept 2, 2018