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Victim Impact: Listen & Learn Training for Facilitators

Tuesday, October 27, 8:00 AM » Thursday, October 29, 5:00 PM

Victim Impact: Listen & Learn Training for Facilitators

October 27-29, 2020

8:00am-5:00pm each day

Butte Pre-Release Center

62 West Broadway, Butte MT

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

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, October 28, 8:00 AM » Thursday, October 29, 5:00 PM

Motivational Interviewing

WATCh West – Warm Springs

Instructor(s): Jim Pagels

Date-Time-Location:
October 28-29, 2020            Wednesday - Thursday
8:00am-5:00pm (each day)

WATCh West
Montana State Hospital     
Warm Springs MT                 

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

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.