Interviewing Skills: Fact Finding Child Interviewing Signs of Safety/Questioning Approach

Jenni Smith & Paul Martin

Intended Audience: OCFS Caseworkers

Credit: 12 HRS

  • In order to accomplish the learning objectives for interviewing, we begin exploring the different types of interviewing methods including their similarities and differences. The focus will be on our Fact-Finding protocol and the questioning approach in Signs of Safety.


  • Fact-Finding Interviewing begins by focusing on the theoretical underpinnings and phases of the interview. Then trainees are given the opportunity to practice their skill and get feedback. The Signs of Safety questioning approach will focus on the various types of questions used in order to engage with families and gather information during our work with them.