Reminder: Register for Upcoming Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) Training

Posted on 3/16/2016 11:12:44 AM

A reminder that the registration deadline is fast approaching for a valuable upcoming training. Presented by Markel Consulting, LLC and hosted by the Office of Social Equity, Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) training will be held on Thursday, March 31, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. 

This training is fundamental for any professional who interviews, responds to, or interacts with trauma victims. This includes campus advocates, student conduct and residence life personnel, health service providers and mental health professionals, and law enforcement employees.

Participants will learn how to use FETI to ensure that trauma victims feel safe and understood, to maximize recall, and to enhance the investigative process overall by increasing victim cooperation and participation while reducing potentials for false information and recantation.

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview enables investigators and other interviewers to understand how victims, due to automatic reactions by their brains, actually experienced their assaults and record them into memory. Key to effective evidence gathering, this technique reduces the inaccuracy of the information provided by a victim during an interview and greatly enhances the understanding of the traumatized person’s experience. It is a highly effective technique for victim, witness, and some suspect interviews.

The registration fee is $60, with Thursday, March 24, as the registration deadline date. This training is open to all IUP personnel, employees from other State System schools, and local and state professionals. Seating is limited, but still available. Registrations are now open through the IUP Conference Services Marketplace.

For further information, please contact Valerie Mercado, IUP compliance officer/Title IX coordinator, at 724-357-3402 or vmercado@iup.edu.