Uniting Children's Advocacy Centers
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June 18, 2024 – Serving LGBTQIA+ Children and Families in the MDT Process

JUNE 18, 2024 (Tuesday)
8:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M. (MDT)

LIVE Training via Zoom

Registration Deadline: June 17, 2024

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.



Caitie Dahl

Caitie Dahl is a Forensic Interview Specialist and Trainer with Zero Abuse Project. Prior to joining Zero Abuse, Caitie served as a Forensic Interviewer, Forensic Program Coordinator, Trainer, and Multidisciplinary Team Facilitator with First Witness Child Advocacy Center in Duluth, Minnesota.

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.

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