The Project FIND Two-Day training is designed for members of multidisciplinary teams (MDT’s) who investigate and support victims of abuse and neglect. This includes; law enforcement, child protective services, adult protective services, district attorneys, forensic interviewers, clinicians, and other social service personnel involved in these cases. The training 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 MDT members to develop a broader understanding of 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, and Trauma-Related Disorders. Understanding the unique characteristics of these groups and the ability to communicate effectively is paramount in creating safe environments and conducting appropriate investigations. Additionally, participants will be introduced to the FIND Model of Forensic Interviewing and have an opportunity to practice skills developed during the training.
Number of Attendees: 75 Max
Number of Instructors: 2 for 2 days