Category Archives: Resources

Tracie Clanaugh announced as Executive Director for First Witness

Posted by First Witness Child Advocacy Center on January 9, 2018

After an extensive search, First Witness Board of Directors has selected Tracie Clanaugh as their new Executive Director. Clanaugh proceeds Beth Olson, First Witness Executive Director since 2011.  Olson will continue with the organization as a consultant, continuing to advance the organization as a National Trainer in Child Advocacy and Forensic Interview Training.  Olson will […]

A message from outgoing Executive Director, Beth Olson

Posted by First Witness Child Advocacy Center on December 28, 2017

Since January 2011, I have had the pleasure of leading First Witness in one of the largest times of growth and expansion we have ever seen. With a heavy heart but bright spirit, I will be leaving my role as Executive Director.  I have been honored to work with our multidisciplinary team and the dedicated […]

Happy Holidays

Posted by First Witness Child Advocacy Center on December 28, 2017

Please consider First Witness in your end of year giving With 2017 coming to an end, we at First Witness are more grateful to our donors and sponsors than ever. Your support and generosity have helped us continue the important work to the highest of standards. Standards we help push higher across the nation with […]

Advocacy Survey

Posted by First Witness Child Advocacy Center on February 1, 2017

Thanks to the help of two of our interns, Jordan and Kelly, we are covering a lot of ground. Here’s what we are doing… First Witness is working on a national advocacy survey made up of past First Witness Advocacy training participants. We are examining how the training has affected them in their workplace and […]

Through the Eyes of a Child Forensic Interviewer

Posted by First Witness Child Advocacy Center on November 4, 2016

We work at First Witness Child Advocacy Center in Duluth, and would like to share some thoughts about that. We’re forensic interviewers; that means our job is to listen to kids. Children and families arrive at First Witness for a forensic interview after disclosing to an adult some form of abuse. That alleged abuse is […]