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NEFESH & NEXT CHAPTER Professional Development

Conducting Child Forensic Interview in a Child Advocacy Center

Previously Recorded

Presenter: Carolyn Hahn- Child Forensic Interviewer- Executive Director of CASIE Center (A Multidisciplinary Child Advocacy Center)

60 minutes

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understanding the therapeutic, investigative, community and judicial functions of a child advocacy center
  2. Understanding the purpose and advantages of a multidisciplinary team investigation
  3. The necessary components of a forensic child interview and its utilization in mental health and judicial settings.
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This webinar offers 1 NYS ED Self Study Credits

Subject: The main components of a child forensic interview and understanding the role of a child advocacy center in the conceptualization of a child abuse case.

Executive Director / Forensic interviewer will explain the therapeutic and investigative functions of a child advocacy center as well as the components of the multidisciplinary team investigation. Included will be the detailed description of the different aspects of a typical forensic interview with a child

Tour of Child Advocacy Center with instructor explaining purpose and utilization of each room and discussion of forensic interview. There will also be a Q&A time at the end of the presentation.

 

Carolyn Hahn has been the Executive Director and the senior child forensic interviewer at The CASIE Center for nearly 20 years. Carolyn received her degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, and has worked as a teacher prior to her involvement with the CASIE center. She was trained as a child forensic interviewer by some of the leading figures in the field. She later associated with the National Children's Alliance and was instrumental in the formation of the Indiana Chapter of Child Advocacy Centers. She was also involved in the development of the Childfirst Indiana Forensic Interviewing Program, also known as Finding Words.  Carolyn has been one of the leading instructors of this model locally and has presented in various institutions of higher learning in child abuse related topics. Although Carolyn has committed significant amount of her time to heightening community awareness of child abuse, she considers the interviewing of nearly 6000 children and the teaching of Forensic Interviewing to hundreds of professionals to be her greatest contribution to the field in which she works.                Contact: carolyn@CASIEcenter.org              

Learning Objectives:
  1. Understanding the therapeutic, investigative, community and judicial functions of a child advocacy center
  2. Understanding the purpose and advantages of a multidisciplinary team investigation
  3. The necessary components of a forensic child interview and its utilization in mental health and judicial settings.
Resources for further study:

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