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).
**Prerequisite** * 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. Students will also need to have completed the online modules “FIT: Dynamics of CST Victim Interviews (Parts 1 & 2) and the “FIT: Preparing for the CST Forensic Interview” prior to the first day of this in-person training. Any students who have NOT completed these modules prior to attending the training will not receive a certificate at the end of the course. Instructions on how to enroll in these modules can be found below.
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