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Jennifer Anderson, MSW, LISW

Jennifer Anderson is currently the Associate Director at CornerHouse Interagency Child Abuse Evaluation and Training Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Ms. Anderson has conducted numerous forensic interviews of children in cases where there are allegations of sexual abuse, physical abuse, neglect or children have witnessed violent crime.  Ms. Anderson has collaborated with colleagues to author the following works:  The CornerHouse Forensic Interview Protocol: RATAC®, Using Interpreters in Forensic Interviews and Forensic Interviews of Children Who Have Developmental Disabilities. Ms. Anderson held primary responsibility for the creation of a videorecording and booklet on forensic interviewing entitled, Give Them a Voice: Forensic Interviews of Child Victims and Witnesses.  Ms. Anderson speaks at national conferences and provides extensive training courses to diverse groups of multi-disciplinary professionals including training the investigators from the International Criminal Court in child interview techniques and recent training of multi-disciplinary professionals in India.  Ms. Anderson has represented CornerHouse on the advisory committee for Half a Nation by 2010, Board of Directors of the National Child Protection Training Center and has personally assisted groups of professionals from Georgia, Maryland, Ohio and Arkansas in the development of their ChildFirst Forensic Interview Training programs.  Ms. Anderson comes from a professional background of social work.  She earned her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Minnesota where she was a Child Welfare Scholar.  Ms. Anderson’s previous experience includes facilitating support groups for child victims and abuse and violence, county social services and work serving children who have special needs and their families.