RADAR Child Forensic Interview Model




5 Days

About the Course

For ages 5 through adolescence, RADAR is a structured, forensically balanced protocol offering significant interviewer flexibility. RADAR is adapted, in part, from the NICHD Investigative Interview protocol and more than meets OJJDP best practice standards. RADAR's 5-day training includes video examples, skill-based exercises, and a mock interview with both faculty and peer feedback.

Your Instructor


Developed by Mark Everson, PhD, Professor, UNC-CH Dept of Psychiatry and Director of the UNC Hospitals Program on Childhood Trauma and Maltreatment. RADAR (Recognizing Abuse Disclosure types and Responding) is a highly structured, evidence-based forensic interview for children and adolescents who are being assessed for possible sexual or physical abuse. RADAR is a modification of the NICHD model, and modifications involve enhancements to improve effectiveness of the NICHD protocol for children and adolescents in other disclosure categories, while maintaining fidelity to the design and structure of the original protocol. RADAR premiered in 2009 and has been recognized as an NCA Approved, best practice FI model.