Bonus Session: Navigating Geographic, Cultural and Social Barriers to Expand Services in Frontier and Rural Communities

Track: Rural 

This session offers strategies to expand MDTs and CAC services through rural community engagement, peer to peer mentoring, cultural considerations and service delivery via technology.  This session will cover expanding MDTs and CAC services with specific tools for relationship building, getting an accurate community assessment, and working constructively with respect for key partners.     

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Bonus Session: Navigating Geographic, Cultural and Social Barriers to Expand Services in Frontier and Rural Communities
06/06/2022 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes
06/06/2022 at 8:00 AM (EDT)   |  60 minutes This session offers strategies to expand MDTs and CAC services through rural community engagement, peer to peer mentoring, cultural considerations and service delivery via technology. This session will cover expanding MDTs and CAC services with specific tools for relationship building, getting an accurate community assessment, and working constructively with respect for key partners.
Workshop Evaluation - Bonus: Navigating Geographic, Cultural and Social Barriers to Expand Services in Frontier and Rural Communities
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8 Questions Please complete the workshop evaluation and it will appear on your conference certificate
CEU Credit
Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and no certificate available
Live Viewing: 1.00 CEU credit and no certificate available Please access your conference certificate from the main navigation

Brenda George

Executive Director

Children's Alliance of Montana

Brenda George has been working in the child abuse field since 1994.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Children’s Alliance of Montana and has been for the past 6.5 years. She served as the Chapter Director in Utah for 10 years and as an Outreach Coordinator for the Western Regional CAC for 7.5 years. Brenda is a site reviewer for the National Children’s Alliance and served as a Senior Program Analyst for NCA.  The accreditation coordinator was a part of her job duties in this role.  During her career, Brenda has presented at numerous local, state and national conferences including the International San Diego Child Maltreatment Conference and the National Children’s Alliance Leadership Conference.  Brenda has been helping to develop multidisciplinary teams and child advocacy centers for 25 years.  

Jamie VanderLInden, LCSW, LAC

Director of Behavioral Health and Child Evaluation Center

Southwest Montana Community Health Center

Dana Toole, LCSW

Bureau Chief

Special Services Bureau, Montana Department of Justice