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Local Area
Domestic Violence Crisis & Support Lines

(406) 259-8100
(406) 638-2957
Lame Deer:
(406) 477-6432
(406) 222-8154
Carbon County:
(406) 425-2222
(406) 535-2303

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State wide list.


Events and Conferences

28th Annual McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence


Thursday & Friday, October 26 and 27, 2017
Billings Clinic, Mary Alice Fortin Health Conference Center

Topics Include:

  • Foster care experience – perspectives of a child and a foster parent
  • Children’s changing perception of separation, loss, and trauma
  • Meth and other substance abuse treatment - the impact on children
  • Procedures and practices of child protective services
  • Trauma triggers
  • Human trafficking update
  • Mental health first aid
  • Arbinger –implementing an outward mindset in workplace
  • Music therapy
  • Child abuse prevention – Planning next steps for the Billings community
  • Legislative update

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  1. Open and Print the Registration Form (link below)
  2. Fill in all of the information on the form
  3. Send the form
    a. to the mailing address provided on the form
    b. or scan the form and send it to the email address provided on the form
  4. Determine the payment method
    a. send a check with the registration form
    b. or pay online by clicking on the “Add to Cart” link. You will have the option to pay with a credit card or through your PayPal account
    *Note that no matter the payment method, the Registration From must be completed and sent in.
Online Payment Selections

Click for a printable Registration Form.

28th McGuire Conference Registration Form

NOTE: A limited number of conference scholarships are available for people who work in human services.

Click for a printable Conference Scholarship Application.
Scholarship Application must be sent by 10/13/17.

Here is what conference attendees have had to say about previous McGuire Conference
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  • “Poignant and enlightening.”
  • "Fabulous information."
  • "Well done. Thank you."
  • "Informative valuable."
  • "Educational and engaging."
  • “Lots of helpful information!”
  • "Excellent presentation. Highly informative."

On Going Task Force Projects

  • Annual McGuire Memorial Conference on Family Violence
  • The annual McGuire Conference on Family Violence provides training for professionals working with victims in the community. Task Force members provide community education through public presentations and involvement in other conferences.
  • Family Violence Resource Handbook
  • Community Speakers Bureau Click here for info.
  • The Billings Area Family Violence Task Force has a Speakers Bureau that offers a poignant presentation on Domestic Violence.  The presentation is offered to area schools, businesses, churches and other organizations in an effort to increase education and awareness of the realities of domestic violence.  Each talk lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes and can be altered to fit the needs of your organization. If you are interested in learning more about the presentation or if you would like to schedule speakers, please email us at bafvtf.montana@yahoo.com.
  • Grant Development
  • Public Relations
  • Fund-Raising
  • Community Resource Research
  • Task Force Education Programs
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