Filled**Child Forensic Interviewing: Introduction to the RADAR Interview Protocol

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Target Audience

A. Beginning child forensic interviewers in Child Protective Services, Law Enforcement, Mental Health and related fields B. More experienced child forensic interviewers who want to strengthen their interview skills C. Rostered evaluators in the Child/Family Evaluation Program


Child forensic interviewing in cases of alleged abuse has become an increasingly specialized field. Part of the specialization is the development and use of empirically-based, structured interview protocols. This three-day workshop provides an introduction to the RADAR Interview Protocol. RADAR (Recognizing Abuse Disclosure types And Responding) is a highly structured, evidence-based forensic interview for children (minimum age 5 years) and adolescents who are being assessed for possible sexual or physical abuse. RADAR is a modification of the NICHD Investigative Interview Protocol developed by Michael Lamb and his colleagues while at the National Institute on Child Health and Development. Research suggests that the original NICHD protocol is most effective with children and adolescents who are in the active disclosure phase. The RADAR modifications involve enhancements to improve the effectiveness of the NICHD protocol for children and adolescents in other disclosure categories, while maintaining fidelity to the design and structure of the original protocol. The workshop will include opportunities to practice the interview with other workshop participants.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should increase their ability to:
- Review the conceptual and historical rationale for the RADAR Interview Protocol
- Describe how to use the RADAR Interview Protocol in interviewing children about sexual and physical abuse
- Develop a familiarity with the RADAR Protocol through hands-on, role-play practice;
as well as implement these skills in their daily practice.

About the Faculty
Mark D. Everson, PhD - Professor, UNC-CH, Dept. of Psychiatry, and the Director of the University of North Carolina Hospitals Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment, Chapel Hill.

Harriet Robinson, MSW, LCSW - Clinical Instructor, UNC-CH, Dept. of Psychiatry, and the University of North Carolina Hospitals Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment, Chapel Hill.



Session Details

Child Forensic Interviewing:Introduction to the RADAR Interview Protocol

  • Status Open
  • Presenter(s) Dr. Mark Everson, PhD, Harriet Robinson, MSW, LCSW
  • Date(s) Jun 25 - 27, 2012
  • Check-In Time 9:00 AM
  • Credit 18.00 - Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
    1.80 - CEU
    1.55 - CEU
    18.00 - Contact Hours
    15.50 - Contact Hours
    18.00 - NBCC Hours
  • Location Charlotte AHEC
  • Room Classroom 17
Date/Time Title Details
Jun 25 - 27, 2012
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open Child Forensic Interviewing:Introduction to the RADAR Interview Protocol
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