The Children’s Alliance of Montana (CAM) is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. As the representative of all accredited Children’s Advocacy Centers in Montana, as well as developing agencies, the Children’s Alliance of Montana works to improve the prevention and identification of and response to instances of child abuse.
With the aid of MCSART (Montana Child Sexual Assault Response Team) and the NCA (National Children’s Alliance), the CAM (Children’s Alliance of Montana) has secured funding for the continued support and further development of Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) throughout Montana. The CAM also sends represetatives of agencies to specialized trainings which aim to identify, respond to and prevent child abuse. CAC’s provide a coordinated systems approach in response to and for the prevention of child abuse in the state of Montana. Each CAC utilizes a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) consisting of representatives from each pertinent agency who deals with child abuse. The CAM supports the CACs by providing training, technical assistance, and funding to both accredited and developing CAC’s throughout the State. The CACs also provide localized trainings, community events and support, and increased awareness.
The Children’s Advocacy Centers throughout the State of Montana, under the umbrella of the CAM, offer a wide range of services to victims of child abuse (alleged and/or substantiated), including, but not limited to: Child Friendly Forensic Interviews, Forensic Medical Examination with highly trained Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANE), Law Enforcement (municipal, county, state, and federal), Victim’s Advocacy, Mental Health, and the Department of Health and Human Services-Child Protection Services Division.
For a list of CACs in Montana, visit our Members page.