Empowering SC Communities & Children's Advocacy Centers to deliver a best practice response to child abuse.         

  • Statewide Peer Review

Statewide Peer Review

  • 11/08/2019
  • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • EdVenture Children's Museum, 211 Gervais St, Columbia, SC


  • For Children's Advocacy Center Staff and Multidisciplinary Team members from SCNCAC member Children's Advocacy Centers

SCNCAC is excited to announce that Rita Farrell, B.S. Lead Forensic Interview Specialist at Zero Abuse Project, will be the featured speaker for the 2019 SCNCAC Statewide Forensic Interview Peer Review Session. Mrs. Farrell will be discussing emerging issues in the field of forensic interviewing.  Attendees can expect to learn about the following:


Safety screenings

Interview strategies to gather information on:

                Child pornography

                Witnessing domestic violence

                Physical abuse

                Human trafficking or prostitution

                Witnessing drug use and distribution

Rita Farrell serves as the Lead Forensic Interview Specialist of the Zero Abuse Project. Rita manages the ChildFirst®Forensic Interview Training Program, ChildFirst® Arkansas state program, and the development of advanced training courses and programs for forensic interviewers.  Rita is a certified law enforcement instructor and provides training and technical assistance for child protection professionals.  Rita currently conducts forensic interviews and has interviewed more than 1,500 children.  She serves as an expert witness on child sexual abuse, authored many peer reviewed articles specific to forensic interviewing and has trained nationally since 2005 on issues relating to child maltreatment and forensic interviewing.  Rita graduated from Ball State University with a degree in secondary education and was the founding executive director of Chaucie’s Place, a Child Advocacy Center in Hamilton County, Indiana.   As a national trainer, Rita continues to champion the cause of child advocacy and the field of forensic interviewing.

Victim Service Provider (VSP) credit is pending through the South Carolina Office of Victim Services Education and Certification.

If you are a CAC member and have not received a registration code or need additional information, please use the link below to contact our Program Director.


South Carolina Network of
Children's Advocacy Centers

Empowering SC communities & Childrens's Advocacy Centers to deliver a best practice response to child abuse.

P.O. Box 2195
Columbia, SC 29202