Who Should Attend: You must work in a job in which you conduct forensic interviews of suspected child abuse victims or you defend forensic interviews in court. Most frequently, these professionals are law enforcement officers, DSS caseworkers, and solicitors. An employee of a rape crisis center, children’s advocacy center, or comparable organization may attend as part of a team if that organization has a formal agreement with a county to conduct forensic interviews for law enforcement in that county.
Overview: ChildFirst™ South Carolina is an intensive five day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct an investigative interview—also known as a forensic interview—of a suspected child abuse victim. This interactive course combines lectures and demonstrations supplemented with homework assignments and a written examination at the end of the course. Participants also must conduct a 30-minute interview of a professional actor playing the role of a sexually abused child after which the interviewer is critiqued by a professional forensic interviewer and a group of fellow students.
Dates: January 30 - February 3, 2017; May 15 - 19, 2017; October 23 - 27, 2017.
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Location: Assessment & Resource Center, 3710 Landmark Dr., Ste. 300, Columbia, SC 29204
Continuing Education Credits: 33.5
Registration Fee: $350
- Click here for the individual registration form
- Click here for the team registration form