Welcome to the Children’s Alliance of Montana — CAM. The Children’s Alliance of Montana is pleased to announce their re-accredited by the National Children’s Alliance at their January, 2018 board meeting.
The new year brings leadership changes to the Children’s Alliance of Montana. CAM is pleased to announce that Tara A. Harris is our new Board Chair. Tara took the reigns as Chair on January 1, 2018. Tara is a former prosecutor from the Lewis and Clark County Attorney’s Office. She is currently in private practice.
CAM’s Executive Committee:
Tara A. Harris, Harris Law Firm, Chair
Brett Linneweber, Senior Deputy, Yellowstone County Attorney
Coleen Magera, Retired former Powder River, Custer and Sanders County Attorney
Tracy Hemry, Secretary, Coordinator, Cascade County CAC, A Program of DPHHS
Lynelle Amen, Treasurer, Counselor, Yellowstone Counseling Center
CAM is pleased to announce our Advanced Medical Issues in Child Abuse Training with Dr. Kathryn Wells, M.D., F.A.A.P on April 14th at St. Patrick’s Hospital in Missoula. For more information, please see the flyer below. A link to the registration form is also posted below.
Children’s Alliance of Montana
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Strengthening teams and Children’s Advocacy Centers by empowering professionals to hold offenders accountable and to help children heal.
Let no child in Montana face the trauma of child abuse alone.
Let every abused child in Montana have the chance to heal.
That every child in Montana has access to a Children’s Advocacy Center and the expertise of professionals on a Multidisciplinary Team.
Provide support, training and technical assistance to professionals working on Multidisciplinary Teams and in Children’s Advocacy Centers to strengthen their response to child abuse and promote healing for victims and their families.
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 Center’s 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 Center’s 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:
Brenda George — Executive Director –Email: email@example.com — Phone: 406-672-2136
Children’s Alliance of Montana Board Members
Tara A. Harris, Chair, Harris Law Office PLLC, Former Prosecutor
Coleen Magera, Immediate Past Chair, Retired Sanders, Custer and Powder River County Attorney
Lynelle Amen, Treasurer, Yellowstone Counseling Center
Brett Linneweber, Vice Chair, Senior Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney
Tracy Hemry, Secretary, Coordinator, Cascade County CAC, A program of the Department of Health and Human Services
Kip Tkachyk, Flathead County Children’s Advocacy Center — a program of the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office
Paula Samms, Director, Lewis and Clark County CAC — a program of A.W.A.R.E., Inc.
Mary Pat Hansen, Director, First STEP Resource Center — a program of First Step Resource Center
Valerie Laurence-Widmer, Executive Director of Emma’s House, Bitterroot Valley CAC
Molly Molloy, Director, Butte Child Evaluation Center, a program of Southwest Montana Community Health Center
Molly Rose Fehringer, Deputy Yellowstone County Attorney/Acting CAC Coordinator, Yellowstone Valley CAC, A program of the Yellowstone County Attorney’s Office
Emily Harshman, CAC Coordinator, Bullhook CAC, A program of the Bullhook Community Health Center
Christina Powell, Executive Director, Gallatin County CAC, a Program of Help Inc.
Juanita Cantrell, Program Director, Fort Peck Tribe CAC, A program of the Red Bird Women’s Center
Don Guiberson, Chief of Police, Dillon Police Department
Children’s Alliance of Montana Advisory Council
Dana Toole, LCSW – Bureau Chief, Children’s Justice Bureau, Montana Department of Justice
Eric Barnosky, Regional Administrator, Department of Public Health and Human Services, Eastern Region