Children’s Legislative Forum

Sponsored by Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana and Friends of the Children Montana, anyone and everyone is encouraged to attend the Children’s Legislative Forum on November 30 from 1:00 – 4:00 the Delta Colonial Hotel in Helena, MT.

November 30, 2022
Delta Colonial Hotel
Helena MT.
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free and Open to the Public

Here is just a partial list of topics we will cover and people whom are confirmed:

  • Current state of children’s behavioral health in Montana 
  • Legislative priorities for 2023 in children’s behavioral health
  • State presentation on the Governor’s Provider Rate Study
  • Learn how to effectively advocate for your community
  • Learn more about Friends of the Children in Montana
  • Confirmed panelists include Rep. Mary Caferro, Rep. Jennifer Carlson, Meghan Peel with DPHHS Children’s Mental Health Bureau, and Dennis Sulser, CEO of Youth Dynamics, Inc., Rep. Moffie Funk, former legislator Pat Noonan, Ben Davis and Stacy Houge, Friends of the Children-Montana, Steph Goble, and Mountain Home Montana

Computer captioning will be available for the hearing-impaired. Please bring a tablet or laptop.


  • 1:00-1:30 – Welcome and Introductions. 
  • 1:30-2:30 – Current State of Children’s Mental Health in Montana. Panel Members include:
    • Rep. Mary Caferro
    • Rep. Jennifer Carlson
    • Meghan Peel, DPHHS Children’s Mental Health Bureau
    • Dennis Sulser, Youth Dynamics
  • 2:30-3:00 – Provider Rate Study Presentation 
    • Mike Randol, Medicaid Director, and Meghan Peel, DPHHS Children’s Mental Health Bureau
  • 3:00-3:30 – Effective Advocacy to your Legislators
    • Pat Noonan, Past Legislator and Lobbyist
    • Moffie Funk, Past Legislator
    • Scott Reichner, Past Legislator
  • 3:30-4:00 – Friends of the Children
    • Ben Davis and Stacy Houge, Friends of the Children-Montana
    • Steph Goble, Mountain Home Missoula

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at [email protected].