It has been a very busy year for the Council fulfilling the work of our contract with the Mental Health Settlement Trust.    The Council, and our collaborators, NADD (national association on dual diagnosis), MACDS (MT association of community disability services) and the state developmental disabilities program provided statewide training in the areas of dual diagnosis and law enforcement.

For two weeks in April and again in May, Council staff and NADD trainers traveled across Montana providing these trainings.

Understanding People Who Have A Dual Diagnosis:  Characteristics and Clinical Practices was presented to 575 mental health clinicians, therapists, school administrators, support brokers and families by Dr. Robert Fletcher, President of NADD.

Understanding and Interacting with People with Intellectual Disabilities:  A Guide for Law Enforcement was presented by NADD trainer Marc Goldman to 117 police training officers, County Sheriffs tribal police, Highway Patrol and tactical teams statewide.

Response to both training opportunities have been remarkable with numerous calls, letters, and emails being received in Council offices attesting to the quality of the trainings.   Additionally a web-based evaluation survey has sent to all attendees.  After the survey closes the results of the evaluation will be provided to the Council in the near future.

Dual Diagnosis Trainings
  • April 23  Missoula
  • April 24  Great Falls
  • April 25  Helena
  • April 26  Bozeman
  • September 10  Billings
  • September 11  Miles City
  • September 13  Glasgow
Law Enforcement Trainings
  • May 14  Bozeman
  • May 15  Billings
  • May 17  Glasgow
  • May 18  Havre
  • September 10  Butte
  • September 11 Helena
  • September 12  Pablo