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Tuesday, July 25 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Considerations for Forensic Interviews with Vulnerable Adults

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Historically, forensic interview protocols, training, and practice have focused on conducting forensic interviews with children and adolescents regarding their experiences of abuse, and of conducting such investigations within the context of a multidisciplinary team.  The field of forensic interviewing has developed in response to the recognition that these young populations present with unique needs and require specialized approaches. Vulnerable adults who may have experienced abuse also have unique needs, and are similarly deserving of having practices reflective of these needs. Increasingly, individuals or agencies in the role of conducting forensic interviews with children may be called upon to interview vulnerable adults.  This presentation will provide an overview of forensic interviewing with alleged vulnerable adult victims of abuse, through exploring practices that are applicable to conducting forensic interviews with vulnerable adults and discussing how forensic interviewing of vulnerable adults may be incorporated into current practice.


By the end of this presentation, those attending will:

  • Have an understanding of vulnerable adults and types of abuse that may be experienced.
  • Recognize how skills and best practices in interviewing children or adolescents can be applied to conducting forensic interviews with vulnerable adults.
  • Consider their or their agency’s role with engaging in forensic interviewing of vulnerable adults.



Forensic Interviewer and Trainer, CornerHouse
Julie is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker with a Master of Social Work degree from St. Catherine University/University of St. Thomas and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work from St. Catherine University.  Prior to joining CornerHouse, Julie was a residential tr... Read More →

Tuesday July 25, 2017 10:45am - 12:15pm
Room 204
  • Level Advanced

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