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

April 4-8, August 15-19, and October 17-21, 2022 – Montana Child Forensic Interview Training

April 4-8, 2022
Application Deadline: MARCH 4

August 15-19, 2022
Helena, MT
Application Deadline: JUNE 24

October 17-21, 2022
Billings, MT
Application Deadline: SEPTEMBER 2

Training Details

Delta Colonial Hotel – Helena, Montana
Doubletree Hotel – Billings, Montana
8:00 – 5:00 Monday – Thursday
8:00 – 12:30 Friday

Each class has 35 seats
Law Enforcement will receive POST Credits

Training Description

This is a 36-hour experiential training that teaches interviewing skills to Montana law enforcement, child protection, and prosecution professionals

Trainees will learn:

  • How to interview children who are victims of or witnessses to crimes and abuse, including child development information
  • How to understand the process of child victimization
  • Cultural considerations
  • The purposes of the child sexual abuse medical exam
  • How to prepare a case for trial
  • How to defend a forensic interview in court
  • Skills to stay healthy in the trenches

How to Apply

Trainees must complete an application to attend the class. Demand for seats is high, and applicants are selected according to several criteria including:

  • Need for interviewers in your area
  • Clear indication that interviewing children is part of your job
  • MDT membership
  • Turnover on existing teams
  • Need for updated training

Legible applications must be received by mail, fax, or email


  • Tuition/Registration – NONE
  • Lodging at Delta Colonial Hotel (Helena) or Doubletree Hotel (Billings)
    • Paid for by MCSART
    • MCSART will reserve your room for you Sun-Thurs
  • Meals – TBD
  • Mileage – Responsibility of the agency

This training is sponsored by the Montana Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, Special Services Bureau, DPHHS CFSD, and the Children’s Alliance of Montana.

For more information, contact Dani Peterson at training@childrensalliancemt.org.

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