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ADEPT Forensic Interview Protocol for Adult Victims of Neglect with Disabilities

The AACs’ ADEPT Forensic Interview Protocol for Adult Victims of Neglect with Disabilites four-day training addresses the historic difficulties that many interviewers and investigators encounter when the alleged crime involves neglect, including physical, financial, medical and supervisory neglect. This training teaches a forensic interview protocol for victims of neglect with disabilities in a step-by-step, trauma-responsive format while providing accessibility, accommodations and cultural humility.

The Adult Advocacy Centers are very grateful to the following organizations for working with us to ensure that this protocol is comprehensive and evidence-based:

  • Advocacy and Protective Services Inc. 
  • The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
  • The Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities 
  • The Forensic Nursing Network 
  • The Office of Ohio Attorney General Elder Justice Unit,
  • Disability Rights Ohio 
  • Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services 
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine
  • The Ohio State University Nisonger Center
  • Pro Seniors

Training Methodology: Virtual - Live with Practicum

Maximum Number of Attendees: 24

Pre-requisites

All participants MUST have completed Foundational Forensic Interview training (minimum 32 hours) AND Project FIND Advanced Training (minimum 23.5 hours).

Cost

Cost for this training is $550 per person, billed via PayPal after the participant's application is approved.

Times

These trainings are held online from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern each day.

Conflict of Interest Statement

This training is for establishing and implementing a protocol that is legally defensible to assist in the prosecution of crimes against people with disabilities. It is not meant for professionals who may be hired as a third party to investigate or advise a private company or other organization on the prevention or uncovering of potential liability, which would be considered a conflict of interest. In keeping with its mission to protect crime victims with disabilities, the AACs reserve the right to reject such applicants.

Disclaimer

The AACs reserves the right to reject any applicant who does not align with our programmatic goals.

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