JUNE 27, 2022 (Monday)
8:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. (MST)

LIVE Training via Zoom

Registration Deadline: June 24, 2022

Who Should Attend

  • Victim Advocates
  • Forensic Interviewers
  • Therapists
  • SANE Nurses
  • Medical Professionals
  • Attorneys
  • Prosecutors
  • Law Enforcement
  • CPS
  • CAC Staff
  • MDT Members

Training Description

  • This course will provide an overview of affirmative practices for all multidisciplinary team (MDT) professionals supporting and serving LGBTQIA+ children, youth and families when responding to child abuse and maltreatment.
  • In addition to providing an overview of gender and sexuality terminology, some of the topics covered will include cultural considerations when working with LGBTQIA+ children, youth and families, advocacy, preparing the team, family and child for the process, allyship, pronouns, engaging community partners, vetting resources for LGBTQIA+ families, considerations for the forensic protocol and the use of interview aids.
  • While considerations for the forensic interview will be discussed in this course, the primary focus of this training is on the MDT, as a whole. Information about the variation of this training that focuses on the forensic interview, specifically can be found here.


Rachel Johnson

A Forensic Interview Specialist with Zero Abuse Project. She most recently served as the Program Director for the Minnesota Children’s Alliance and has over a decade of experience in work related to forensic interviewing, multidisciplinary teams, advocacy, child abuse, prevention education, sexual assault and family violence, both domestically and abroad.

This training event is sponsored by the Children’s Alliance of Montana and the MCSART Program of the Montana Department of Justice Special Services Bureau

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