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.
**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.
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