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Profile

20 Years Experience in:
  • Forensic Interviewing of victims and witnesses: children, teens and adults of abuse, assault, crime & other traumatic events.
    ~Over 3,000+ forensic interviews provided~
  • Qualified Expert Witness and Case-Fact Court Testimony provision in numerous and extensive criminal, family law, dependency & civil court proceedings
  • Case Provision and Coordination with local, district, out-of-district, state, out of state & federal level coordinating agencies
  • Background in criminal, child welfare, family law, dependency, civil & related judicial proceedings
  • Training & Lecture provision to and in coordination with: judicial/legal system, attorneys, law enforcement, child protective/child welfare, social services, medical and educational community-at-large on local, district and state levels.
  • Assessment and Adherence to Best Practice Standards, Policy and Procedure, and Quality Assurance Issues.
  • Crisis Response
  • Case Management & Coordination
  • Risk Management & Peer Review
  • Audit, Monitoring & Accreditation Processes: local, district and state levels
  • Program Management & Staff Development

Affiliations:
  • Full Professional Member of FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association)
    • Florida Chapter Member
    • Florida Chapter: Board Member & Secretary (2015, 2016 & 2017)
  • Member of APSAC (American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children)
    Florida Chapter: Board Member & Training & Program Development Committee
  • Fully Credentialed Child Welfare Case Manager via Florida Certification Board
  • Prior Member of CART (Child Abduction Response Team/Orlando Region) via FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)

Highlighted Professional Training Received:
  • The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC):
    • Victor Veith – Executive Director Emeritus of Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center (NCPTC) / National Association to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Children (NAPSAC)
    • Thomas D. Lyon, J.D., Ph.D. – (University of Southern California Law; former member of the Board of Directors of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC); past-president of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Child Maltreatment (Division 37)
    • Patricia A. Toth, J.D. - Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission
    • Kathleen Coulborn Faller, PhD - Marion Elizabeth Blue Endowed Professor Emerita of Children and Families in the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan; Director, Family Assessment Clinic. - Principal Investigator on the University of Michigan site of National Child Welfare Workforce Institute
    • Nancy Lamb, JD – Assistant District Attorney, North Carolina
    • Paul Stern, JD – Trial Attorney – U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.
  • National Center of Missing and Exploited Children
  • National Children’s Advocacy Center (NCAC Training Center)
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) / Michelle Thorne - Victim Services Specialist and accompanying FBI Agents
  • Office of the Attorney General / State of Florida
  • Office of the State Attorney / Circuit 7 / State of Florida
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
  • Institute of Child Advocacy – Al Danna, Special Agent and Terry Thomas, Special Agent / Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
  • Stephen J. Ceci, Ph.D.- Cornell University
  • State of Florida / Department of Children and Families / Office of Family Safety
  • Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking – Giselle Rodriguez
Publication:
Forensic Interviewing
Originally published in the FEWA (Forensic Expert Witness Association) 2015 Q3 Newsletter
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