Training

The First Witness Training Center has years of experience teaching multidisciplinary teams of professionals in law enforcement, law, child protection and the judiciary how to conduct child-friendly, non-traumatic, forensic interviews of children who are alleged victims of sexual abuse, physical abuse or witnesses to violence.

In 2013, we began to offer training for advocates in a number of disciplines throughout the country. Our advocate trainers have decades of experience in domestic abuse, sexual abuse and child abuse.

First Witness is an accredited member of the National Children’s Alliance.

Available Training

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Learn the latest in best practice & research. Click for details.

This one day course gathers all decision makers of your MDT and helps develop a strong working team.

This is for those who have attended a full training within 5 years. Click to learn more.

Go in depth on nearly any topic with our customized training. Click to learn more.

Upcoming training dates for Duluth, Minnesota

TrainingDateClick for Details and/or to registerDHS Scholarship for MNCost
2017 TRAINING SCHEDULE
ChildFirst® First Witness Forensic Interview TrainingDecember 4-8, 2017 Click for detailsSold Out, you may still register at full price.$750
No more scholarships available
2018 TRAINING SCHEDULE
ChildFirst® First Witness Forensic Interview TrainingJan 29-Feb 2, 2018 Click for detailsSold Out, you may still register at full price.$750 or Free for those working in the State of MN to investigate child abuse cases.
Advocacy Training: For advocates working with or within a CACMay 2 - 4, 2018Click for detailsNo$250
ChildFirst® First Witness Forensic Interview TrainingJuly 9-13, 2018Click for detailsYes$750 or Free for those working in the State of MN to investigate child abuse cases.
Stand Against Child Abuse ConferenceJuly 23-24, 2018Details coming soonNo$150 both days includes lunch
ChildFirst® First Witness Forensic Interview TrainingSeptember 24-28, 2018Click for detailsYes$750 or Free for those working in the State of MN to investigate child abuse cases.
Advocacy Training: For advocates working with or within a CACOctober 3 - 5, 2018Click for detailsNo$250
Advocacy: Co-occurrence of Domestic violence and Child AbuseOctober 25 -26, 2018Click for detailsNo$200
ChildFirst® First Witness Forensic Interview TrainingDecember 3-7, 2018Click for detailsYes$750 or Free for those working in the State of MN to investigate child abuse cases.
TRAINING AT YOUR SITE
Advocacy Training: For advocates working with a CAC at your locationEmail Lori at lyoung@firstwitness.org
to schedule
Click for detailsNo$900/day plus travel expenses
Child Forensic Interviewing at your locationEmail Lori at lyoung@firstwitness.org
to schedule
Click for detailsYes$1, 500 a day or Free for those working in the State of MN to investigate child abuse cases.
Multidisciplinary Team Development at your locationEmail Lori at lyoung@firstwitness.org
to schedule
Click for detailsYes$1, 500 a day or Free for those working in the State of MN to investigate child abuse cases.

Training Questions?

Lori Young
Email: lyoung@firstwitness.org
Phone: 218-727-8353