Child Interview Refresher
This day-long training is a refresher class for WA State law enforcement, CPS, prosecutors and child interviewers who have previously attended the 3 - 5 day Child Abuse Interviewing and Assessment course (CJTC course # 5357 or #5358) sponsored by the WA State Criminal Justice Training Commission (CJTC), DSHS and the Alliance for Child Welfare Excellence.
Classes will review and reinforce research-based best practices in child forensic interviewing and discuss recent modifications to best practices in child forensic interviewing.
Specific topics will include:
- Changes in recommendations regarding truth-lie discussions
- Current best practice re: Interview instructions (or ‘ground rules’)
- Current best practice re: “Narrative event practice”
Note: This is a follow-up class to CJTC course #5357 and does not fully satisfy the RCW 43.101.234 and RCW 74.14B.010 requirements for specialized child interview training for those who investigate child sexual abuse cases.
To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via the Learning Management System (LMS).
If you have any issues with registration, please reach out to the program staff listed on this page.
Upcoming classes are listed below. Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class. Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.
If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey. This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class. If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.
Who can attend our classes?This class is open to WA State law enforcement, CPS, prosecutors and child interviewers who meet the prerequisites.
Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus.
Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire. They will need to check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.
Class will be held 0800 - 1700.
Dates and location will vary by class.
Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel your registration.
$50 no show or late cancellation fee for mandated participants, $100 for non-mandated (out of state and others).