The training includes audience discussion, both child and adult interview practicum, review of previously recorded forensic interviews, experiential skill-building exercises, and participation in a mock court simulation.
At TFCA, our instructors engage beyond typical lecture format and methodological approach with the most current, evidence-based, and practical, peer-reviewed research-based knowledge and experience. The training includes audience discussion, both child and adult interview practicum, review of previous recorded forensic interviews, experiential skill-building exercises, and participation in a mock court simulation.
Our participants will be immersed in the realistic, unpredictability of victims of crime by participating in the only forensic interview practicum that utilizes real actors and scenarios. The practice of interviewing, versus an actor, allows our participants to experience, evaluate, and prepare to overcome the spontaneous obstacles that only victims (such as children and adults) can provide. More importantly, TFCA will use the top of the line technology to record the participant's interview and provided feedback as required.
To enhance the trainee's continued education and skill development, each trainee receives a training manual, a recorded copy of their interview practicum, access to additional training materials online, periodic follow-up calls with from TFCA directors, and continue to support, as requested. As new research is incorporated into forensic interviewing practice, updated training materials are made available to past trainees.
A useful recording tool that enables clinical professionals to collaborate, train, and study sessions to improve diagnoses and treatment. With features like live remote viewing and built-in PTZ controls, researchers, psychologists, teachers, and family members can watch nearby to trade ideas effectively and efficiently.
1. Record, review, and export clinical recordings remotely from your Windows PC
2. Export recordings in open file formats like .mp4—playable on any computer
3. Add flags and annotations to crucial points of the recording during or after the interview to collaborate with clinical professionals
4. Easily customize session data fields to reflect the patient name, physician name, therapy type, etc. to meet your organization's needs
5. Search by keyword or sort the recording archive to navigate to saved recordings quickly
6. Catch the important close-up details with a discreet PTZ camera and camera controls built-in to the software interface—no extra equipment required
7. Disclosure compliant with user and group permissions, event logs, report generation, and secure network recording
Applies only to payments received by the early payment deadline.
Minimum five per-group.
There is a 50% discount for registrants from developing countries. And persons from the lower socioeconomic situation.
A flexible structure that can be adapted to both adults and children of different ages and ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Furthermore, FIS can also be used for victims of sexual and physical abuse or victims of all different degrees of sexual assault. Appropriate for interviewing children who may have experienced sexual or physical abuse or who may be a witness to violence.
1. Forensic Interview Structure
2. Forensic Questioning
3. Human Development
4. Memory and Suggestibility
5. Pre-Interview Planning
6. Strategies for Reluctantly Disclosing
7. Strategies for Actively Disclosing
8. Interview Practicum and Peer Review
9. Potential Challenges in the Forensic Interview
10. Direct and Incremental Transitions to Area of Concern
11. Effective Courtroom Testimony
12. Mock Court
The TFCA FIS model emphasizes a flexible-thinking and decision-making approach throughout the interview, as opposed to a scripted format. Each component of the model is research-based and is reviewed annually for appropriate additions or adaptations, by a panel of practicing experts.
• Professionals who have the responsibility for conducting the initial investigative/forensic interview of a child
• Tenured child abuse professionals desiring to sharpen existing interviewing skills
• Professionals desiring to learn the current NCAC Child Forensic Interview Structure
Since 1998, the NCAC has provided Forensic Interviewing of Children Training to thousands of professionals from all 50 states and 12 foreign countries, as well as personnel from the Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, and non-governmental organizations. Past participants have been affiliated with children's advocacy centers, law enforcement, child protective services, medical services, legal agencies, and therapeutic practices.
Class size is limited to 32 trainees per session. This training is intended for professionals currently working as part of an investigative agency, a multidisciplinary team (MDT), or a children's advocacy center (CAC). Because of the high demand for this training, professionals currently working as part of an investigative agency, an MDT, or CAC will be given priority to ensure that they have access to the training they need
TFI faculty of Psychology and Behaviour Science are educated both domestically and internationally.
TFCA experts are available to speak about their specialized topics:
1. PTSD and Trauma
2. Sexual assault symptoms and investigations procedures
3. Child Maltreatment: Multidisciplinary Investigation
5. Developmental Psychology (childhood & Adolescence)
Training at the TFCA Training Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is five days from 0800 hours to 1600 hours each training day.
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who attend the training in its entirety.
1. Continental Breakfast (all religious and dietary needs will be taken into consideration)
2. Catered lunches provided for each day of training (all religious and dietary needs will be taken into consideration)
3. Hot and cold beverages, unlimited smarter snacking products, chips (all flavour and variation), fruits, and vegetables.
4. Complimentary airport shuttle service available from YYZ
5. Shuttle service between Union Station and TFCA provided for our participants who do not wish to drive.
6. Free parking for our participants (132 spots)
Training content offered is for beginners and basic skill level.
1. Lecture, demonstration, audio/visual, experiential practise of techniques, case-study, research presentation, large and small group discussion methodologies are used.
2. TFCA and TFI utilize Canvas MLS system- and all our students will have access to an additional complementary course of choice:
Replacements or Damage Certificate?
To replace a Certificate of Attendance for a training hosted by TFCA, attendees must submit a request form and a $30.00 fee payment. The fee payment may be submitted electronically or by E transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
· Registration and attendance records are only kept on file for five years.
· Duplicate certificates are NOT available for a fee.
Submit a request form online or contact TFCA for assistance 647-864-6362 ext. 101.
An invoice will be sent to you to pay electronically. Requests are processed upon receipt of payment.
All certificates will be sent via FedEx unless otherwise requested.