2019 Yellowstone Conference: Communities in Crisis

Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch 2019 Yellowstone Conference: Communities in Crisis is being held on our main campus in Billings, MT on Thursday September 19th. This year’s conference is focused on identifying and discussing current crises that Montana communities are facing with professional panel discussions on:

• Rural Montana

• Montana Cities

• Indigenous Communities

• Collaborating for Community Outcomes

• Keynote Speaker: Greg Upham, Billings Public Schools Superintendent.

Montana communities face an array of challenges including domestic violence, homelessness, drug use, sex trafficking, incarcerated parents, limited education, access to mental health providers, and a flood of children entering the foster care system. These challenges directly contribute to the generational cycle of abuse, and the trauma that families endure, and in turn create communities in crisis. Panelists for Rural Montana, Montana Cities, Indigenous Communities, and Collaborating for Community Outcomes will address these issues, provide education, feedback, and resources for Montana families and community members.

Date: Thursday September 19th, 2019

Time: 9am-5pm

Place: The Franklin Robbie Chapel, located on YBGR’s main campus at 1732 South 72nd Street West, Billings, MT 59106

Cost of attendance: $25.00, includes lunch and refreshments

CEUs (5) and OPI credits are available upon request