Resources

The Children’s Alliance of Montana provides assistance to Children’s Advocacy Centers and Multi-Disciplinary teams across Montana. Current programs available for our members include:

Statewide forensic interview peer review:

Forensic interview peer review is crucial to maintaining the skills necessary to improve practice to conduct age-appropriate and legally-defensible forensic  interviews with children. CAM has experienced forensic interviewers available to come to your community and provide feedback and suggestions to improve individual interviewing techniques in a supportive and non-judgmental setting. This peer review is available at no-cost to communities. To schedule a peer review in your community, contact the CAM Executive Director Brenda George at (406) 672-2136.

 

Children’s Justice Conference

CAM and MCSART host an Annual Children’s Justice Conference in January at the Bucks T-4 Resort in Big Sky, Montana.  This training is attended by numerous MDT professionals across the State. Thank you to Bucks T-4, our presenters and our committed and amazing MDT members who attended the 3rd Annual Children’s Justice Conference on January 18-19, 2018.  Mark your calendars for 2019!

Children’s Justice Conference 2019  — Bucks T-4 Resort, Big Sky, Montana

Law enforcement and Child Protective Services respond to numerous calls and complaints each year. All investigators are trained in basic investigative skills, however, crimes involving children require specialized training to be effectively investigated and prosecuted. Each year, CAM partners with other agencies across the state to bring in affordable investigative trainings for Law Enforcement, Child Protective Services, and Prosecutors specifically related to crimes against children. For specific dates and programs, please refer to our training calendar or the latest edition of our CAM Newsletter.

Partnership Trainings:

CAM members are dedicated to providing the best services possible to the children and families we serve. Numerous trainings are conducted across the state by individuals and groups associated with CAM, and it is our goal to provide any assistance possible to help with these trainings. Specific trainings will be advertised on our training calendar, and can be accessed here (link to calendar). Though financial assistance may not be directly available, our members can offer valuable insight into funding sources, training dynamics, and the planning of trainings across the state. Please feel free to contact the board members for assistance in preparing for, and hosting trainings.

If you are interested in finding out more information about Children’s Advocacy Centers or Multi-Disciplinary Teams, or if your community would like assistance in starting a team, please contact the CAM Executive Director or any one of our board members. CAM can send a team to your area to help you start the process and provide information to help with the accreditation process for CAC’s.

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