Exposure to the Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) - Wichita

AUDIENCE: Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, and KCSDV Member Program Staff

Sponsored by:


      Kansas Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence

The Forensic Experiential Trauma Interview (FETI) reduces anxiety and the inaccuracy of experiential information provided by a victim during the interview process through a simplistic approach that utilizes appropriate brain based cues to facilitate and enhance trauma memory recall. The FETI approach was founded on neuroscience which enables investigators to better identify, facilitate, understand and collect evidence of brain based responses to fear, force, lack of consent and incapacitation during traumatic and stressful events including sexual assault and domestic violence. Attendees will be exposed to the FETI methodology and its valuable applicability in a trauma informed response. FETI was developed by Russell Strand, a former Army Special Agent and is now widely used.

**This will be an overview of the FETI method and attendees will not receive certification in FETI which is part of a 40 hour training.**

About the Presenter:

Former Supervisory Special Agent Lori D. Heitman is a managing partner and co-founder of Strand & Heitman Innovative Forensic Techniques (SHIFT) LLC and is a nationally recognized expert in child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault investigations, trauma response, and culture change. In her new role as the co-founder of SHIFT LLC Mrs. Heitman is an independent consultant, presenter and educator who continuously looks for new and creative ways to increase reporting, response, prevention, intervention and investigation. As a Supervisory Special Agent with the United States Army Criminal Investigation Division Command (USACIDC) Lori established the Special Victims Unit at the Fort Leonard Wood CID office and served for over seven years as the Team Chief. While serving as a Supervisory Special Agent, Lori was chosen to be a Lead Instructor and contributor to the Special Victims Capabilities Course (SVCC) conducted by the Behavioral Sciences Education and Training Division of the United States Army Military Police School (USAMPS). She is a subject matter expert in crimes against persons, including the highly specialized area of adult and child sexual assault investigations. Lori has over 15 years of law enforcement, investigative and training/education experience.

This grant project is funded or partially funded by the State General Fund as administered by the Kansas Governor’s Grants Program. The opinions, findings, and conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication, program, or exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Office of the Kansas Governor. Funding for this training has also been made possible by Verizon HopeLine.

Total Training Hours: 8

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