Interviewing Children to Preserve Accurate Testimony: An Overview | Thursday, October 29, 2020
This workshop covers the basic tenets of investigative interviews of children utilized in criminal and child abuse investigations. Participants will learn to recognize strengths and weaknesses of these interviews, and understand the skills necessary to accurately interview children in a forensic context. Participants will be introduced to an objective assessment of interview quality and will survey the skills needed to testify to those findings. While this workshop is designed to survey the necessary skills for critically reviewing child investigative interviews, it is not designed to teach participants to actually conduct such interviews.
Psychologists attending this session will be able to:
- Gain familiarity with classic research studies related to child forensic interviewing.
- Recognize three research-based approaches to child forensic interviews
- Articulate the critical components of a child forensic interview
- Recognize the role of child language development in the child forensic interview, with special emphasis on individual and cultural diversity