Child First is an intensive, interactive, 5-day course combining lecture and hands-on experience in forensic interviewing. During this time they will participate in a series of lectures and hands-on activities designed to explain and demonstrate the RATAC™ forensic interview process for interviewing child abuse victims. The target audience is law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and child abuse professionals. Students will participate in an educational program that provides information about the manner in which children experience sexual abuse. At the culmination of the educational segment of the training, students will conduct a 30-minute interview with an actor playing the role of an abused child. Students will also interview a child about a non-abusive event. Both interviews will be critiqued by the Child First faculty.
Non-client agencies, including Child Advocacy Centers, please use this course specific registration form.
Limited to 5 Seats per Agency per Session
**Attention** Preference will be given to Maryland Police, State's Attorney's, CAC, DSS and Child Social Workers who conduct regular investigations. Please ensure you meet this criteria before requesting enrollment** Out-of-State registrations will be held until the class date approaches, as priority is given to MD State agencies.