Uniting Children's Advocacy Centers
One Voice, One Child, One Big Difference
November 15th, 2023, Wednesday
Application Deadline:
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (MST)

Learning Objectives:

  • Better understand screening and assessment process for treatment needs through E3 training.
  • Will gain knowledge about referring for treatment based on the needs identified through the screening and assessment.
  • Understanding of engagement that improves treatment through attendance and participation toward successful completion.

Training Description

Children’s Advocacy Centers (CACs) across the nation are at the forefront of addressing child maltreatment. We know that child maltreatment causes significant mental health effects on children, such as post-traumatic stress or disruptive behavior disorders. 

Difficulty engaging families in mental health treatment is seen as an underlying reason for the disparity between child mental health need and service use.  Children’s Advocacy Centers are in a unique position to best engage families at a critical time in their adverse experiences and help connect them to evidence-based mental health services.  At the same time, we know many children and families do not receive these critical services.  Data tells us that this is often due to caregivers not believing their child needs mental health services.  

NCA has been training victim advocates in E3 to increase the proportion of children and their caregivers served by CACs who engage in mental health services.  To bolster the important work victim advocates already do with families, the focus of E3 is to provide training to victim advocates in trauma responses, brief mental health screening, evidence-based trauma-focused treatments, identification of treatment needs, referrals for mental health services, and evidence-based engagement skills. This presentation will give participants the opportunity to learn more about the E3 training and have any questions answered.


Geoff Sidoli, MSW, LCSW, National Children’s Alliance

Andrew Monroe, MSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where he has been employed since 2020. He completed his undergraduate studies at Auburn University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work. He completed his Master of Social Work at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, AL. Mr. Monroe has experience working with and developing programs for youth with problematic sexual behaviors as well as trauma survivors in urban and rural settings. He is certified in several evidence-based treatment models, including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Problematic Sexual Behavior Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (PSB-CBT). Mr. Monroe is a clinician in the Treatment Program for Children with Problematic Sexual Behavior for school-age children (PSB-S) and Adolescents with Illegal Sexual Behavior Program (PSB-A), and oversees the coordination of all the PSB treatment programs at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect and rural health initiatives for the National Center on the Sexual Behaviors of Youth. 

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.

Questions? Contact Dani Peterson at training@childrensalliancemt.org