Partner Events

The following trainings and events are sponsored by WRCAC partner agencies and open to participants from the western region.

Child Sex Trafficking: Forensic Interview Training, July 15-17, 2019

Fox Valley Technical College

July 15-17, 2019

Burien, Washington

Develop the skills and techniques to conduct developmentally appropriate forensic interviews with victims of child sex trafficking. Learn the differences between interviewing children in child abuse cases and interviewing child sex trafficking victims. Review victim-centered interview methodology with special emphasis given to understanding the factors contributing to child sex trafficking victimization and the impact on development and effects of trauma. Describe the type of injuries a child may sustain and those that may or may not be as a result of abuse. Upon completion or this training, you will be able to:

  • Apply developmentally and culturally appropriate methodology in forensic interviews of victims of child sex trafficking
  • Utilize forensically sound interview techniques appropriate for use in court testimony
Advanced Forensic Interview Training, October 1-3, 2019

National Children’s Advocacy Center

October 1-3, 2019

Santa Fe, New Mexico

NCAC’s Advanced Forensic Interview Training is not protocol specific.  The training is designed for any experienced child forensic interviewers who would like to build on their interviewing skills.  The training begins with an up-to-date review of “best practices”; but quickly moves to addressing specific populations that place demands on forensic interviewers to adapt their practice, exploring methods to elicit details required by the multidisciplinary team, and assessing the effects of trauma on children.