About Michelle Peterson, M. Ed.

Michelle has spent her twenty two year career as an expert in preventing, investigating and researching in the field of child abuse.  She is one of the most experienced and sought after forensic interviewers of children in the country in addition to being a court qualified national expert witness.  She has conducted over 3,400 courtroom-ready recorded forensic interviews of children who have experienced abuse and or witnessed a crime.

Michelle has been in charge of child abuse investigations and training for years in one of the most admired Child Advocacy Centers in the country.  As an expert in child abuse dynamics and investigations, Michelle has developed and delivered training programs for law enforcement, prosecutors and investigative team members.  As an expert in the field of abuse, she has trained and educated parents, victim advocates, youth organizations and professionals who work with children on prevention, detection of abuse warning signs, awareness and reporting.  She has been an independent consultant widely sought after by many public and private agencies.

Michelle has consulted many youth organizations on writing policy and procedure for keeping children safe and protecting the integrity of the organization.  Michelle is the recipient of multiple honors for outstanding contributions in the service of victims. Peterson’s education includes a Masters of Education and more than 1,500 hours of child abuse training. She is POST (Peace Officers Standards & Training) Certified Trainer. Michelle has participated on the Child Fatality Review Board (Arizona), the Child Abuse Investigation Policy and Procedure Board for Boulder County and is currently on the CART (Child Abduction Response Team) for Colorado.

In 2010 Michelle started Michelle Peterson Consulting MPC LLC and continues to educate, prevent and provide expertise in the field of child abuse.

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