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Project FIND Advanced Certificate Training

The Advanced Forensic Interviewing Individuals with Disabilities (Project FIND) certificate is a five-day training 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 background. The curriculum is designed to support forensic interviewers to gather information from alleged victims and witnesses in the most reliable and legally defensible manner.

Minimum requirements include:

  • Completion of basic forensic interviewing training (minimum 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.

Maximum number of attendees: 24

Cost

Cost for this training is $625 per person, billed via PayPal after the participant's application is approved.

Times

These trainings are held online in eight sessions over five days.

The weekly schedule will be as follows:

  • Monday – 8:45 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Wednesday – 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday – 9 a.m. to noon
  • Friday – 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Conflict of Interest Statement

This training is for establishing and implementing a protocol that is legally defensible to assist in the prosecution of crimes against people with disabilities. It is not meant for professionals who may be hired as a third party to investigate or advise a private company or other organization on the prevention or uncovering of potential liability, which would be considered a conflict of interest. In keeping with its mission to protect crime victims with disabilities, the AACs reserve the right to reject such applicants.

CEUs

Participants may earn 24 CEU hours through the SOH, CSWMFTB. In addition, the Department of Developmental Disabilities has approved 22 hours (5.5 CEU hours per day) for Investigative Agents and Service and Support Administrators who attended this training.

Dates

There are no upcoming dates.