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Project FIND Advanced Forensic Interview Certification Four Day Training

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 8:00 AM until Friday, September 20, 2019, 5:00 PM
Statewide Training Events
Registration is required

Project FIND
(Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities)
Advanced Forensic Interview Certificate Four Day Training


The Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities certificate is
designed for established forensic interviewers with previous basic training
and extensive experience in forensic interviewing and or working with
individuals with disabilities. The certificate is founded in forensic interviewing
best practices with considerations and adaptations to account for individual
disability, mental health disorder, language capacity and cultural

The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to
gather information from alleged victims in the most reliable and legally
defensible manner. Curriculum topic areas include: Individuals with
Disabilities and Mental Health Disorders; Person-First / Identity-First
Language; Statistics and History of Disabilities; Statistic Incident Rates;
Sexual Education; Bias and Assumptions; Assuming Normal Intelligence;
Change in Language and Perspective; Intellectual Disabilities; Autism
Spectrum Disorder; Cerebral Palsy; Physical Disabilities; Attention Deficit
Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); Communication Disorders; Mental Health
Disorders; Schizophrenia Spectrum and Other Psychotic Disorders; Bipolar
and Related Disorders; Depressive Disorders; Anxiety Disorders; Trauma
Related Disorders; The Role of Race and Culture in Interviewing; The Role of
Medication; Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities; Pre-interview
Considerations; Engagement and Rapport; Interview Instructions; Transition
to Topic of Concern; Topic of Concern; Closure; Adapted Protocol for
Someone Who Doesn’t Speak; Interview Considerations for Individuals with
Mental Health Disorders; and Post Interview Considerations.

Participants learn through readings, didactic instruction, video examples,
case scenarios, participating in activities throughout the training. All attendees
complete a practicum that is scored on a pass/fail basis.

Prerequisites for attending certification training. Minimum requirements
• Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (min 32 hours)
• Completion of 100 interviews and or a minimum 2 years’ experience
working with individuals with disabilities and or an expert review/letter
of recommendation.
The deadline to apply for ALL DATES is August 16, 2019 More information here.

The dates and locations are as follows: 

September 17-20, 2019  -  Columbus Metropolitan Library-Driving Park Branch
1422 E. Livingston Ave., Columbus, OH 43205

November 19-22, 2019 -  Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities
2500 Ada Rd., Lima, OH 45801

January 28-31, 2020  -  Hamilton County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1520 Madison Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45206

April 21-24, 2020  -  Guernsey County Board of Developmental Disabilities
60770 Southgate Rd., Byesville, OH 43723

June 9-12, 2020  -  Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities
4691 Windfall Rd., Medina, OH 44256