What's New

Kempe Center/Denver AF-CBT Learning Community

Monica Fitzgerald and David Kolko recently completed the basic training for a second cohort of clinicians in the Denver, Colorado region, and coordinated by Christina Little and Evelin Gomez of the Kempe Center with supporting funds from an ACYF grant.

Project Harmony/Nebraska AF-CBT Learning Community

Project Harmony, a CAC in Omaha, Nebraska, recently hosted a learning community in AF-CBT for clinicians from several agencies around the state. This picture includes many of the clinicians and supervisors who participated in the training. Their stunning building complements their highly effective efforts to promote access to high quality services for children and youth.

Allegheny County, PA AF-CBT Training

Dr. Kolko recently completed a training in AF-CBT for practitioners from several community agencies that was sponsored by the Department of Human Services of Allegheny County (Pittsburgh, PA).


Japanese Language Manual Now Available

We would like to thank Mineko Inuduka and her staff at the Institute of Counseling at Taisho University for translating our handouts and session guide into Japanese. Both the Japanese handouts and session guide can be found in the Downloads section available to AF-CBT trainees.

Foster Care Materials Available

New foster care materials are now available for download for current AF-CBT clinicians. Contact us for access to the Downloads section of the site.

David Kolko Presents International Lecture on AF-CBT

David Kolko presented a lecture on AF-CBT to the faculty and staff of the Norwegian Center for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies in Oslo, Norway, at the invitation of colleague Dr. Tine Jensen. Discussions are underway with Dr. Jensen and a colleague, Dr. Lutz Goldbeck, to propose research to pilot AF-CBT in two European cities. Pictured at left with Dr. Kolko are Drs. Tine Jensen, Tonje Holt, and Lutz Goldbeck. Click on the image at right to watch Dr. Kolko's presentation.

Practical Approaches to Sustaining Evidence Based Practices

David Kolko recently conducted a workshop with colleague Lucy Berliner, MSW, entitled "Practical Approaches to Evidence Based Practices" at the 22nd Annual Colloquium of American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, New Orleans, LA. Click here to download handout

Dr. Barbara Baumann Conducts AF-CBT Training in Pittsburgh, PA

Dr. Barbara Baumann recently completed an initial 3-day AF-CBT training in Pittsburgh, PA. Clinicians attended from around the country, many working to initiate AF-CBT services in a community mental health center. This training was co-led by Ms. Patrice Rotolo from Smith Community Mental Health Center in Plantation, FL. Training will continue with 12 monthly case-consultation calls via web-conferencing.

AF-CBT Informational Video

Check out the new AF-CBT video. It includes three video clips with background information on AF-CBT eligibility, theories and research.

Chapter on Evidence-Based Practices for Working With Physically Abusive Families: AF-CBT

AF-CBT was featured in a chapter in the recently published 2nd edition of Treatment of Child Abuse: Common Ground for Mental Health, Medical, and Legal Practitioners, edited by Robert M. Reece, M.D., Rochelle F. Hanson, Ph.D., and John Sargent, M.D.

New Chapter on AF-CBT With a Case Example

An updated overview of the model with a case example was recentely published in a book edited by Susan Timmer and Anthony Urquiza. The book includes several treatment approaches.



Calendar of Events



NOV 11-14, 2014

California Multi-Agency AF-CBT Training Compton, CA


JAN 26-29, 2015

29th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment
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