62nd Annual
MCA Conference

August 19-21, 2014
Helena, MT


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News Updates

- Rocky Mountain Credit Union has donated a Keurig and some amazing travel mugs to raffle off at the conference!

- Mental Health First Aid Training is coming to this year's conference!

- Drug Trends and Signs of Impairment is confirmed!

- The MCA Award and MCA Scholarship Application forms are ready. Due date for all submissions is August 1, 2014. Go to the MCA Awards page to get the applications.


Mental Health First Aid

8 hr. course offered on Wednesday.

Just as CPR helps you assist an individual having a heart attack — even if you have no clinical training — Mental Health First Aid helps you assist someone experiencing a mental health related crisis. In the Mental Health First Aid course, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and addiction concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help.

Surviving Work Place Change

4 hr. course offered on Wednesday and again on Thursday.

Change is a constant in our lives: organizationally, professionally and personally. This course will help you identify the natural process many people go through when dealing with change. It will also assist with the discovery of your preferred operating style and understand how that style either helps and/or hinders you when dealing with change. Finally, this course will help participants develop coping techniques to deal with change.

Drug Trends & Signs of Impairment

4 hr. course offered on Wednesday and again on Thursday.

This presentation will discuss current drug trends in Montana, and the probable impairment caused by use and abuse of these drugs. Montana has a unique drug culture and the drug culture changes depending on what area of Montana a person is in.

WESTFALL Group: Neal A. Rossow - Leadership

8 hr. course offered on Wednesday and again on Thursday.

Leadership involves looking at us as leaders, looking at our followers, and looking to find techniques others have used to be successful leaders.  The course will present the student with ideas on how to address the challenges of leadership at all levels.  We will discuss the differences in our individual subordinates and the student will leave with a tool kit of information and resources to assist them in their leadership role. 

PREA Information

4 hr. course offered on Wednesday and again on Thursday.

The course will review the PREA Resource Center (PRC) and the PREA Essentials Page to guide professionals in their implementation of specific standards; therefore, this page is organized by standards categories, e.g., “prevention planning.”