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Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi 
1675 Lakeland Drive, Suite 402
Jackson, MS 39296

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Hollie Jeffery 
Children's Advocacy Centers of Mississippi 

ChildFirst Forensic Interviewing and Preparing Children for Court 

ChildFirst™ Mississippi is a permanent training academy, which teaches professionals from various disciplines, in an intensive 40-hour training, how to effectively interview children regarding allegations of abuse and prepare children to testify in court.

This course provides child abuse professionals a comprehensive introduction to a forensic interview process designed to improve their ability to effectively and reliably interview children about sexual abuse. 

Topics include:

  • Effective Interviewing
  • Process of Disclosure
  • Questioning Children and Process of Inquiry
  • Cultural Competency and the Interview Process
  • Forensic Interview Model
  • Child Development
  • Hearsay and the Child Victim
  • Preparing the Child Witness for Court
  • Corroboration
  • Potential Blocks in the Interview
  • Multidisciplinary Teams and the Interview Process
Class Size:

Seating in each Child First class is limited to 25 students and preference is given to Multidisciplinary Team Members.

Class Completion Requirements

  1. Each student will be given a written examination at the end of the course and the examination must be passed in order to complete the course. 
  2. In addition, each student will be expected to complete role-play interviews as part of the learning experience.

Who Should Attend: 

Members of a Multidisciplinary Team Responding to Child Abuse