Author Archives: Amy Allison Thompson

NASW Board of Directors: Call for Nominations

NASW Montana Board of Directors Vacancies FY 2016-2017 President-Elect Vice President/Treasurer  Northwest Region Representative  Student Representatives (1 year term) University of Montana School of Social Work Walla Walla University School of Social Work Salish Kootenai School School of Social Work NASW Montana is soliciting nominations to be considered for vacant positions on the Board of…Continue Reading

Crisis Text Line

HOW IT WORKS FREE SUPPORT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS, 24/7 Crisis Text Line serves anyone, in any type of crisis, providing access to free, 24/7 support and information via the medium people already use and trust: text. Here’s how it works: Text 741-741 from anywhere in the USA, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live,…Continue Reading

Suicide Prevention Trainings

Many Montanans are deeply touched by someone’s suicide. Year after year, Montana has one of the highest rates of suicide deaths in our nation. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Montana Chapter addresses suicide prevention in many ways including education and training programs. Two examples of education programs created by AFSP are Talk Saves…Continue Reading

The Advocacy & Organizing Institute: Great Falls

Friday, May 13th from 3:00-7:00pm and Saturday, May 14th from 12:30-5:00pm   Great Falls College MSU   Free and open to the community! The Advocacy and Organizing Institute is a great opportunity for individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience to build and cultivate advocacy skills, meet other passionate people doing great things, and take steps towards creating real positive…Continue Reading

Community Partner: 2016 Montana Pain Initiative

The 2016 Montana Pain Initiative: “Pain Is Inevitable; Suffering Is Optional: An Ethical Approach to Managing Pain”  will focus on the integration of best ethical pain management practices as presented by health professionals form across Montana and the region. Featuring a Town Hall Meeting, with a patient lead panel open to the public, alongside keynote…Continue Reading

CEU Opportunity: Online Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Online Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Training The Board of Behavioral Health has approved this training for 10 CEUs through December 31, 2016. Click this link to learn more: Contact Amy Allison Thompson with any questions or concerns at or 406.449.6208.Continue Reading

Community Partner: Lifespan Respite Summit

Montana 2016 Lifespan Respite Summit The Lifespan Respite Program invites you to join them for their event: Riding the Respite Wave: Sustaining the Momentum March 9, 2016, 8:30AM-3:30PM Helena Great Northern Hotel 835 Great Northern Blvd Helena, MT 59601 Online Pre-Registration Required Checks Payable to DEAP/Lifespan Respite Summit $10 Registration Fee Click here for more…Continue Reading