APSAC (The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children) is offering another webinar on Forensic Interviewing children.

Register for Part 3 of the Child Interviewing Series | November 29

Overview of Best Practices in Forensic Interviewing of Children | December 5th, 6th & 7th | Register Here

Register for Translating Child Sexual Abuse Research to Practice, an in-person pre-conference institute at The 39th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment | January 21, 2024

November 29, 2023

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

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Forensic child interviewing topics are examined in this three-part webinar series. The webinars are designed for new to experienced interviewers and will explore the free narrative, interview rules, and focused questions.
PART 3: Fun in the Funnel – Exploring Focused Questions

(November 29)

Description: The funnel is an analogy to understand the concept of beginning with broad questions and moving to more focused questions. The concept of broad to more focused questions is a best practice for gaining accurate information in the least leading manner. This webinar will explore how to gather information about events or topics. The fun in the funnel is learning how this concept can build structure in an investigative interview, which is beneficial for the interviewee and the interviewer. Participants will learn how to apply the funnel concept and strategies for building structure in an interview.

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Presenter Bio: Andy Stuart is the Training Division Manager with The Forensic Practice in British Columbia, Canada. Andy became a StepWise instructor in 2008, under the direct supervision of Dr. John Yuille and Dr. Hugues Hervé. Since then, he has trained hundreds of front-line staff in StepWise interviewing. As the Training Division Manager, he mentors new trainers, consults with interviewers in the field, and contributes to new workshop development. In 2001, his policing career began, and after completing twenty years of service, Andy held the rank of Staff Sergeant at the Saanich Police Department, Victoria, BC. He is the recipient of multiple police commendations, including the Meritorious Service Medal from the Provincial Lt. Governor. He has also held positions as a sessional instructor at Camosun College and an online instructor at the University of Manitoba. Academically, Andy holds a diploma in Criminal Justice, a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

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