Uniting Children's Advocacy Centers
One Voice, One Child, One Big Difference
Welcome to

Children's Alliance of Montana

Uniting Children’s Advocacy Centers
One Voice, One Child, One Big Difference

We are an Accredited Chapter of the National Children’s Alliance


Welcome to the Children’s Alliance of Montana — CAM

The Children’s Alliance of Montana is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, training and technical assistance to Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multi-Disciplinary Teams across the State of Montana so that every child victim of abuse and his/her non-offending caregiver(s) has access to the services of a Children’s Advocacy Center and the expertise of a Multi-Disciplinary Team.

Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multi-Disciplinary teams allow for centralized services to children who have been the victims of/or witnesses to crimes. Collaboration between law enforcement, child protective services, prosecutors, medical providers, mental health counselors, and victim’s advocates are essential to meet the needs of the children and families who have been affected by crimes.

Nationwide, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys are sexually abused prior to their 18th birthdays. The Children’s Alliance of Montana is there to provide support for those who protect these children, and to minimize the trauma of the investigative process. Through training and services to local agencies, the Children’s Alliance of Montana has helped thousands of children and families whose lives have been impacted by sexual and physical abuse.

For more information, please contact us.

Teleforensic and Telemental Health Resources for Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multidisciplinary Team Professionals

The Children’s Alliance of Montana has the following resources to help professionals navigate responding to children during a pandemic.  Please let us know if you need additional information or if you have specific needs. We have numerous additional resources.  Thank you for the work you do. 

Help Prevent Child Abuse

  1. Become comfortable talking to your children about sexuality, including how all parts of their bodies work and their proper names.
  2. Set limits with media. Know what your children are watching on tv and online. Limit social media sites and apps. Insist on passwords.
  3. Discuss the difference between privacy and secrecy. Remind kids that temporary secretslike a surprise party or a presentmay be okay, but permanent secrets are not okay.
  4. Know the people your children are socializing with including your children’s friends, their parents, and any other adults your children spend time with.
  5. Minimize opportunity. Reduce or eliminate one-on-one time between a child and an adult or teenager.
  6. Educate children about abuse and inappropriate touching. Reassure children that it is okay to tell you if something happens and they will not be in troubleno matter what.
  7. Don’t expect obvious signs of child abuse. But if you see something concerning, report it! It is everyone’s responsibility to report child abuse. Call the state hotline at 1-866-820-5437 to report suspected child abuse.

Please contact your local Children’s Advocacy Center to learn more about prevention programs in your area.