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ChildFirst Mississippi Forensic Interview and Court Preparation Training

ChildFirst of Mississippi

is presented by Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi in collaboration with the Gunderson National Child Protection Training Center.

When: October 7-11, 2019
Where:Children's Advocacy Center of Mississippi
1675 Lakeland Drive, Suite 402, Jackson, MS 39216

ChildFirstâ„¢ Mississippi is an intensive 40-hour training on how to effectively interview children regarding allegations of felony child abuse. It is designed for investigative and legal professionals who work in the field of child protection.

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 felony child abuse.

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
Class Size:

Seating in each ChildFirst class is limited to 25 students and preference is given to Multidisciplinary Team Members. You must be an investigative or legal professional working in the state of Mississippi to attend this training.

Class Completion Requirements

Each student will be given a written examination at the end of the course and the examination must be passed in order to complete the course. In addition, each student will be expected to complete role-play interviews as part of the learning experience.

Who Should Attend: Members of a Multidisciplinary Team Responding to Child Abuse


October 7-11, 2019

1675 Lakeland Drive Suite 402 Jackson, Ms 39216

Registration is NOW open for Multidisciplinary Team Members to sign up for our ChildFirst Forensic Interviewing course. This training is limited to 25 people and is restricted to multidisciplinary task force members. Please click on the registration link below to register.

Registration Fee:
$550.00 per attendee

Registration Ends:
2019-09-27 20:29:32

Contact Name:
Hollie Jeffery, CACM Director of Training

Contact Phone:

Contact Email:

Register Link:
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