June 8, 2023 @ 9:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Non-Evaluative Child Interview Training @ Online

Trainers: Bev Churchill and Viviane Wingerak

Who should attend: Any professional who meets with children and believes children should have a voice in family justice matters that affect them.


What you will learn:
The 2-day workshop will cover:
• Child development—ages and stages
• Trauma and impact on children
• Benefits and cautions of listening to the voice of the child/adolescent
• Mechanisms for hearing the voice of the child
• Integrating the child’s voice into different dispute-resolution options
• Background and history of Hear the Child Reports
• How to conduct an HTC interview and write a non-evaluative HTC report
• Effective interviewing skills, inc. video conferencing
• Sample questions and reports
• The art of introspection—understanding how our values, life experiences, culture and biases affect the interviewer’s lens
• Pitfalls to avoid as a non-evaluative child interviewer
• Review of case law with respect to HTC reports

Opportunities to practice the skills of conducting a non-evaluative child interview and writing a non-evaluative report will be integrated over the 2-day workshop giving participants the opportunity to develop or enhance their proficiency in conducting non-evaluative child interviews and writing non-evaluative reports.

• BC Hear the Child Society—this course will provide participants with 13 hours of child interview skills training which can be applied towards your HTC Roster application. Full application requirements can be found at www.hearthechild.ca
• Law Society of BC CPD Hours: 13 hours (a minimum of 2 hour pertaining to professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management)
• Law Society of BC: recognizes 7 hours towards Parenting Coordinator Accreditation
• BC Parenting Coordinators Roster Society: recognizes 7 hours towards the child interviewing portion of the basic training segment


Download the PDF registration form.