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Welcome to Bitterroot CASA

Helping Children Thrive

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IMPACT

Bitterroot CASA has served more then 100 children over the past 3 years. We uphold the credibility, integrity, and dignity of the CASA mission by conducting ourselves in an honest, fair, professional, and compassionate manner. Recognizing and respecting the sensitive nature of the work, the program maintains the highest level of confidentiality. 

"My son's CASA helped me understand what was happening in court. No one else did that, I felt respected for the first time."

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Child, Parent, Family and Caregiver Online Resource Center

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Montana Law Help

This site is maintained by the Montana Legal Service Association. Their library of legal resources can help you understand the basics of your legal issue and figure out if you can do what needs to be done yourself or if talking with a lawyer would be best.

Montana Kinship Navigator Program

The Montana Kinship Navigator Program serves Kinship Caregivers for the entire state of Montana. The program offers kinship caregivers support, education and access to resources to assist caregivers in raising their children so they can live happier, healthier lives and can, in turn, raise children who know emotional and physical safety, excel in school and social situations and are prepared to take on the challenges of their new life.

Montana ACES & Resiliency Resources

Resources on this site were

provided by experts around Montana that focus on awareness, training and furthering education. The resources are organized by populations, such as children, families, or communities.

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Resources for Teens

Chafee services are intended to help Montana foster youth get the life skills they need to make a successful transition into adulthood. By assisting youth in achieving self-sufficiency and obtaining future goals, the MCFCIP enables youth in the foster care system create a healthy lifestyle and a successful future.

Teen dating violence affects millions of   youths in the United States every year.        The information below discusses  rates of victimization for physical, sexual, and psychological dating violence.

Foster Club is a national network for youth in Foster Care.

Become a Foster Parent

Anyone who is at least 18 years of age and in good physical and mental health may apply to become a foster parent. Single people, couples, people with or without children, all may be eligible. What is most important is the ability to provide an environment that protects        and promotes the well-being of a child or children.                               Foster parents are expected to provide for  the physical and emotional needs of children placed in their home and provide a safe and stable home environment. Foster parents are expected to work closely with the child's protective services specialist.

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Child Sexual Abuse Prevention

Child sexual abuse can happen anywhere, learn more​

  • 90% child sexual abuse is committed by people in a position of trust: an adult family member, sibling, child’s peer, teacher, neighbor, coach, babysitter, clergy, or someone else you and / or your child already knows.

  • Random or stranger sexual abuse accounts for about 10% of child sexual abuse.

  • 30% to 50% of all child sexual abuse is committed by youth.

Drug Endangered Children

Children who are at risk of suffering physical or emotional harm as a result of drug use, possession, manufacturing, cultivation, or distribution. They may also be children whose caretaker’s substance misuse interferes with the caretaker’s ability to parent and provide a safe and nurturing environment

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Stay Alive, Stay Safe

In 2020, there were 162 opioid overdose deaths in the state of Montana.

 If you are a person who uses drugs or if you are around people who use drugs, please consider learning how to respond to an opioid overdose and carrying naloxone (intranasal brand name: Narcan). Naloxone is a medication designed to reverse an opioid overdose. Opioids slow down the activity of the central nervous system. This can cause slowed or stopped breathing which may lead to death. Naloxone displaces the opioids from the opioid receptors in the brain which allows the person who is experiencing an opioid overdose to begin breathing normally. We have a helpful FAQ and are constantly updating it with questions from our site visitors. If you don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know.

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