|Training Name||ChildFirst® South Carolina for DSS Staff|
ChildFirst® South Carolina is an intensive five-day course in which students learn the necessary skills to conduct an investigative interview—also known as a forensic interview—of a suspected child abuse victim. This interactive course combines lectures and demonstrations supplemented with homework assignments and a written examination at the end of the course. Participants also must conduct a 30-minute interview of a professional actor playing the role of a sexually abused child after which the interviewer is critiqued by a professional forensic interviewer and a group of fellow students. Completion of this training does not result in any recognized state professional “certification” to conduct forensic interviews.
The Children’s Law Center has a contract with the State Office of the Department of Social Services that pays registration fees, lodging, and per diem for DSS participants. Therefore, individual DSS employees do not need to pay the registration fee. However, DSS employees must obtain the County Director’s signature on an approval form which will be emailed upon registration. Attendance priority will be given to DSS staff who work in investigations.
2021 Location. The course will be conducted on a virtual platform OR at the Metropolitan CAC at 3710 Landmark Drive, Suite 300, Columbia, SC 29204. Decisions about location will be made throughout the year as we assess the changing COVID-19 pandemic.
|Training Start Date / Time||2021-07-19 / 8:30 AM|
|Training End Date / Time||2021-07-23 / 5:00 PM|
|CE Credits||This course is approved for: 32 hours by the National Children's Alliance for Forensic Interviewing Standard of Accreditation and Social Workers & 32.5 hours from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.|
If you have questions about the training, please contact Kelley Kilgore by email at email@example.com or by phone at 803-576-7235.