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Thursday, November 4, 2021

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Victim Impact: Listen & Learn Training for Facilitators

Tuesday, November 2, 8:00 AM » Thursday, November 4, 5:00 PM

Victim Impact: Listen & Learn Training for Facilitators

November 2-4, 2021

Highway Patrol Office, 1001 River Dr N, Great Falls

Send registration form to: CorVictimLiaison@mt.gov

Victim Impact: Listen & Learn Training 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.  

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
  • Court Staff 

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

 

                                                            

PREA Classroom Refresher

Thursday, November 4, 12:00 PM » 2:00 PM

Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) Classroom Refresher-2021

Virtual Presentation via Teams

Instructor(s): Michele Morgenroth

Date-Time-Location:             

November 4, 2021 -               Thursday

            

12:00pm – 2:00pm

                  

Virtual Presentation                       Via Teams                             

 

To Register
Geri Mason
(406) 415-6307
GMason@mt.gov

 

 

 Purpose

Educate participants on the Prison Rape Elimination Act so they can demonstrate a competent and professional approach when applying the Prison & Jail Standards as outlined by the Department of Justice.

Participants will understand:

The Department’s zero tolerance of sexual abuse/sexual harassment

How to fulfill responsibilities under the department’s sexual abuse and sexual harassment prevention, detection, reporting, and response policies and procedures

Offender’s right to be free from sexual abuse & sexual harassment

How to detect and respond to signs of threatened and actual sexual abuse

How to communicate effectively and professionally with offenders who might be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex (LGBTI) or gender nonconforming

Who Should Attend:  Required for all Employees

Available Credits:  POST

 

American Indian Cultural Awareness

Thursday, November 4, 1:00 PM » 3:00 PM

American Indian Cultural Awareness

  Montana Women’s Prison - Billings

Instructor: Harlan Trombley

Date-Time-Location:
November 4, 2021                    Thursday
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Montana Women’s Prison
701 South 27th St
Billings MT

To Register Contact:

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

Purpose

Designed to assist in the understanding of the Native American Culture, their beliefs and family dynamics, as well as generate conversation in regards to security issues. Be aware that some conflict may occur due to what the offender believes and what security will allow.
The specific areas that will be examined are:

Participants will recognize cultural habits of the American Indian, and have an understanding that the culture is part of the entire being of the American Indian.

Participants will have an understanding of religious ceremonies, the meaning of religious objects used in ceremonies, and belief systems.

Participants will have an understanding of the Native American culture and an understanding of how to create an atmosphere of mutual respect between staff and offenders.

Participants will be provided the information on the various Tribal Nations of Montana including an understanding of their history.

Participants will have an understanding of the meaning of the Sacred Circle/Medicine Wheel and the significance of the four directions.

Who should attend: All Employees