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Firearms Instructor

Monday, September 14, 8:00 AM » Friday, September 18, 5:00 PM

This course will help you develop the additional knowledge, skills and techniques needed to organize and instruct firearms courses:

This course will include:

  • Learner Types & Instructor Styles and how they relate to firearms training; 
  • Legal issues of training firearms;
  • Range rules/Safety rules for firearms training;
  • Target reading;
  • Course of Fire design & planning; and 
  • Planning for training - student needs, range requirements, cost estimating, etc

Who should attend:  For any agency needing a certified firearms instructor

To Register - Contact:

Geri Mason - 406-415-6307 - gmason@mt.gov

Available Credits:  40 Hours POST Credit

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Victim Impact: Listen/Learn Training for Facilitators

Tuesday, September 15, 8:00 AM » Thursday, September 17, 5:00 PM

VICTIM IMPACT: LISTEN & LEARN TRAINING FOR FACILITATORS

Date:  September 15-17, 2020 (Tuesday-Thursda)

Location:  Best Western Inn, 1948 W Roosevelt Hwy, Shelby MT

The basic precepts of the Victim Impact curriculum are—

  • Victims and the impact of crime are the focus
  • Victims' personal experiences are the centerpiece
  • Victims have their rights and one of them is to have their voices heard
  • Anyone can become a victim of crime
  • Victimization creates a “ripple effect” throughout the community
  • Offenders have the opportunity to change their thinking and their behavior
  • Offenders have an obligation to make amends to their victims, directly and indirectly

VICTIM IMPACT: LISTEN AND LEARN
IS GEARED TOWARD HELPING OFFENDERS BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE IMPACT THAT CRIME HAS ON VICTIMS AND COMMUNITIES. THE GOAL IS TO ASSIST OFFENDERS IN TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEIR ACTIONS AND BEGIN TO MAKE AMENDS.
The basic precepts of the Victim Impact curriculum are—
• Victims and the impact of crime are the focus
• Victims' personal experiences are the centerpiece
• Victims have their rights and one of them is to have their voices heard
• Anyone can become a victim of crime
• Victimization creates a “ripple effect” throughout the community
• Offenders have the opportunity to change their thinking and their behavior
• Offenders have an obligation to make amends to their victims, directly and indirectly

Who is appropriate to be trained as a facilitator?
• Secure Facility Correctional Staff
• Alt-Secure Facility Staff
• Probation and Parole Staff
• Offender Service Providers
• Treatment Facility Staff

Although facilitators are not required to be content experts, they are encouraged to research victim impact topics and consult with experts. Thorough preparation and knowledge of the subject are the foundation for effective facilitation.

The challenge is setting up a rich learning environment that incorporates relevant curriculum materials, adult-centered learning principles, experiential learning opportunities, cultural sensitivity, and activities to facilitate changes in offenders' thinking, feeling, and behavior.

Facilitators using this curriculum should have the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated effectiveness as trainers.
  • Familiarity with adult-centered, problem-based learning methods.
  • Experience in organizing, presenting, and discussing complex issues.
  • Ability to lead discussions and encourage exchange among participants.
  • Ability to identify offenders who require further treatment to help them deal with resistant victimizing attitudes or behavior.

In addition, facilitators should—

  • Approach training as a facilitator, not an instructor.
  • Engage participants in discussion, critical thinking, and problem solving.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a multidisciplinary approach to training.
  • Prepare thoroughly for all training sessions.


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: CORVICTIMLIAISON@MT.GOV OR (406)444-0447

 

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Motivational Interviewing

Wednesday, September 16, 8:00 AM » Thursday, September 17, 5:00 PM

Instructors: Jim Pagels & Tanya Racki

Date-Time-Location:
September 16-17, 2020      Wednesday-Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm (each day)

Big Horn Resort
1801 Majestic Lane
Billings MT                                   406-545-3542           TheBigHornResort.com

To Register Contact:
Jim Pagels
(406) 916-8304
JPagels@mt.gov

This class is a Pre-Requisite for MORRA Training

Purpose

To provide practitioners, who are working with resistive, chemically dependent or criminal populations, with specific knowledge, skills and techniques to more effectively reduce offender resistance, increase offender motivation to change, and reduce individual criminal risk.

The specific areas that will be examined are:

Effective interventions with this population

Human factors related to resistance to change

Communication techniques designed to increase motivation

“Stages of Change” as it applies in corrections

Basic Communication Skills

Who should attend: This course is designed for correctional professionals with direct contact with offenders on a regular basis, particularly those with supervisory authority over offenders.