Interviewing Children and Special Populations

This training provides child welfare professionals with the opportunity to practice and strengthen interviewing skills utilizing a variety of questioning techniques and behavioral strategies that will better equip social workers to engage children, adolescents, and members of diverse populations who have different needs for engagement, including physical or mental disabilities.

After attending this training, successful participants will be able to:

  • Assess the cognitive and language abilities of children and adolescents that will help guide age-appropriate language, questions and strategies to utilize during the interview process
  • Utilize strategies to interact with people with disabilities in a respectful and non-threatening manner

The class utilizes videos, small group discussions, role playing scenarios and Safety Organized Practice drawing techniques (Three Houses) for participants to practice and hone their interviewing skills and approaches.

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