"Be strong!" "Toughen up!" "Don't cry!" Never did someone stand over me as a kid and yell, “Let it out! It’s okay to cry! It’s human to hurt!” From my football coaches to my own father, it seems as though the social norm for men is to be some kind of impenetrable mountain of muscle that feels...
ARLEE — Phillip Malatare doesn't remember the first time one of his friends or members of his family committed suicide. But he remembers first learning about it. As "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston came over the radio when Malatare was a kid, his dad told him what the line about being suicidal...
The Missoulian partnered with the University of Montana School of Journalism to identify best practices for treating pregnant women who use drugs and to analyze why Montana has largely fallen short. Over three months, the team interviewed more than a dozen women, numerous experts, and leaders at...
The Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development ("Center") is located at the University of Montana and within the School of Social Work. The Center serves as a training and research hub whose purpose is to conduct and translate research into training workshops and modules that provide practical, "how to" knowledge and tips on how to effectively: communicate with youth, prevent and respond to difficult behaviors and negative emotions, and navigate the systems of care designed to treat difficulties that children and youth commonly encounter. The Center also conducts research that specifically focuses on solving problems and improving the systems of care that impact Montana's children and families.
The Center welcomes your suggestions for improving the website to help ensure that it serves as a resource for professionals and families statewide. Please contact us at CCFWD@umontana.edu with any comments or suggestions. The video below is an example of the resources provided and identifies how social relationships can negatively impact the lives of children and families.
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Educating and training professionals and caregivers!
"Reporting Child Abuse in Montana" a short video from DPHHS on mandatory reporting.
In this episode on grief and loss, we explore the challenges that frequently accompany a significant loss. The focus is also on how grief can present new opportunities for growth and healing. In this two-part podcast, Dr. Mary-Ann Bowman, who is a Professor at the University of Montana and an expert in the field of grief and loss explains the complexities of grief and describes why it's important to pay attention to someone grieving a loss, especially a child. In episode two found on our Podcast page under training, Dr. Bowman identifies what you can do to help someone who is experiencing grief.
The purpose of this webpage is to provide only information and resources, not advice, to assist users in understanding how to treat, educate, and care for children youth, and families.