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ChildFirst Mississippi

October 1-5, 2018

ChildFirst™ Mississippi is a permanent training academy, which teaches professionals from various disciplines, in an intensive 40-hour training, how to effectively interview children regarding allegations of abuse.

This course provides child abuse professionals a comprehensive introduction to a forensic interview process designed to improve their ability to effectively and reliably interview children about sexual abuse.

Who Should attend?

Members of a Multidisciplinary Team Responding to Child Abuse - child protection services, law enforcement, prosecutors, medical doctors and SANEs, Child Advocacy Center Staff

Cost - $550

Topics include:

  • Effective Interviewing
  • Process of Disclosure
  • Questioning Children and Process of Inquiry
  • Cultural Competency and the Interview Process
  • Forensic Interview Model
  • Child Development
  • Hearsay and the Child Victim
  • Preparing the Child Witness for Court
  • Corroboration
  • Potential Blocks in the Interview
  • Multidisciplinary Teams and the Interview Process


CACM Office, 1675 Lakeland Drive, Suite 402, Jackson, Mississippi



November 15, 2018

Location - Jackson Country Club

Time - 5:30 p.m.

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"Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."

Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa

child abuse statistics

According to the U.S. Administration for Children & Families, an estimated 1,670 children died from abuse and neglect in the United States in 2015. That same year, Children’s Advocacy Centers around the country served more than 311,000 child victims of abuse, providing victim advocacy and support to these children and their families.

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Donna Carole Echols, Kids Hub Child Advocacy Center, Sally Kate Winters Family Services, Southwest Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center, Healing Hearts Child Advocacy Center, Canopy Children's Solutions, Natchez Children's Services, Families First For Mississippi, Family Resource Center of North Mississippi, Hope Haven Children's Advocacy Center, Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, Inc. and Wesley House Community Center, Mississippi Children's Advocacy Center
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