Courses for Forensic Interviewers

Coming Soon! 

We are excited about the upcoming Online Forensic Interview Course. Due to some unforeseen  circumstances, the start date for the course has been delayed. We will let you know as soon as we are ready to open registration. Thanks for your understanding.


Ten-Step Forensic Interviewing Training

The Midwest Regional CAC  partnered with Tom Lyon to expand his Ten Step Forensic Interview Training  and make it available online to CAC staff members and MDT partners!

The best news is this NEW online course meets the NCA Accreditation Standard for Forensic Interviewing.

The course contents include an overview of the Ten Step interview, an adaptation of the NICHD structured interview, rapport-building and narrative practice, question-types, interview instructions, allegation phase and follow-up questions, time and number, thoughts and feelings, secrecy and disclosure, reluctance and recantation, peer review practice, children’s preferences, hearsay and the child witness, truth-lie understanding, children’s suggestibility, cultural competency, and tips for testifying. Throughout the course the importance of understanding child development and the competencies of children at different ages will be emphasized.

Satisfactory completion indicates that the participant has participated in all of the training including; the pre and post test, required readings/quizzes and participated in a live peer review of one of their interviews. Homework outside of participation in the online streaming will be given and completion expected. Once all of these requirements are met you will be able to print out a Certificate of Completion from the eLearning portal.

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DateeLearning CourseInstructorDeliveryTime
2/11/2016Overcoming Barriers to Protecting Children with Disabilities from Child Sexual AbuseJennifer Casserly, MEdEduNet 2.0 Webinar1:00-2:30 pm CST
2/25/2016Rainbow FamiliesBeth Olson, MSWEduNet 2.0 Webinar1:00-2:30 pm CST
3/10/2016What is My Next Question? Improving Question Frameworks in Child InterviewsScott Snider, LCSWEduNet 2.0 Webinar1:00-2:30 pm CST
4/14/2016Blocks and Problems: Recognizing Challenges and Opportunities in the Forensic InterviewJulie Stauffer, MSW, LICSWEduNet 2.0 Webinar1:00-2:30 pm CDT
4/28/2016Child Witnesses 2016: Update on Research and PracticeThomas D. Lyon, PhD, JDEduNet 2.0 Webinar1:00-2:30 pm CDT
6/23/2016Courtroom Psychology: How to Survive in the Courtroom and Be a Good WitnessLawrence Jay Brainstein, JDEduNet 2.0 Webinar1:00-2:30 pm CDT
Available NowTips for Foreign Language InterpretersLisa Aronson Fontes, PhDOn-DemandOn-Demand
TBA 2016Ten-Step Forensic Interview TrainingTom Lyon, JD, PhD, Lisa Aronson Fontes, JD, PhD, Justin Fitzsimmons, JDLive Online/On DemandSelf-Paced
Available NowTom Lyon Forensic Interviewing Webinar Series-Spring 2014Tom Lyon, Ph.D.Live Online/On-DemandOn-Demand