Resources include training curricula and materials for child welfare caseworkers addressing a variety of interviewing approaches such as motivational interviewing and forensic interviewing. Resources include State and local examples.
Interviewing Preschool Children
National Children's Advocacy Center (2005)
Identifies developmental issues and means of screening during forensic interviews.
Safety-Related Information Standards (PDF - 293 KB)
National Resource Center for Child Protective Services (2006)
Discusses interviewing techniques as part of the safety decision-making process.
Talking to Teens in the Justice System: Strategies for Interviewing Adolescent Defendants, Witnesses, and Victims (PDF - 212 KB)
American Bar Association Juvenile Justice Center (2000)
In Understanding Adolescents: A Juvenile Court Training Curriculum
Assists practitioners in identifying and learning techniques for successfully interviewing adolescents involved in the court system. Includes interactive exercises, tips for trainers, scripts, and more.
Effective Interviewing in the Case Planning Process
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2004)
Instructs caseworkers and supervisors how to gather and give information, form and maintain the protective partnership with the client and others, and help the client move forward in resolving obstacles to providing adequate child safety, permanence, and well-being for the child.
Investigative Interviewing in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
Pennsylvania Child Welfare Training Program (2010)
Examines safety and risk assessments used during a child sexual abuse investigations and how to implement protective measures accordingly. The workshop also presents methods for interviewing the alleged child victim, nonoffending caregivers, alleged perpetrators, and collateral contacts.
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