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Finding Words Ohio: A ChildFirst Course on Interviewing and Preparing Children for Court

Finding Words Ohio is a 5-day course designed for MDTs/investigative teams comprised of forensic interviewers, law enforcement officers, social workers, prosecutors, and child protection attorneys. This training includes lecture and discussion, review of videotaped interviews, skill-building exercises and an interview practicum. It includes homework assignments and tests.

Fall Training coming October 2023

The second 2023 training session of Finding Words Ohio will take place October 23 - 27. Regsitration will open in August. More details coming soon. 

Classes run from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, with an early release on Friday. The course cost is $325. Registration does not guarantee a spot, as there is a waitlist from previous sessions, selection is based on criteria, and the number of training slots is capped.

For questions, please contact Holly Zachariah, Deputy Director of Support and Outreach in the Crime Victim Services Section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, at or at 614-216-4909.