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NCTSN May 2015 eBulletin

The May issue of the NCTSN eBulletin is now available. Click here for more information....

AF-CBT Included in California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC)

AF-CBT is now one of the programs listed on the CEBC website. The mission of the California Evidence-Based Clearinghouse for Child Welfare (CEBC) is to advance the effective implementation of evidence-based practices for children and families involved with the child welfare system. Click here for more information....

What is Alternatives for Professionals?

Alternatives for Professionals (AFP) is designed to enhance the client relationship by focusing on skills to increase engagement and motivation among families and confidence and empathy among professionals. While working with AF-CBT trained therapists, a need was identified to train the professionals who support the work that therapists do with families. Click here for more information....

California Multi-Agency Training

Dr. Barbara Baumann recently completed an initial 3-day AF-CBT training in Compton, CA. Clinicians attended from around Los Angeles and Fresno, representing 4 agencies committed to using AF-CBT with their clients. We are excited to have so many agencies who enroll new staff in AF-CBT trainings each year.

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.

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JUL 22-25, 2015

The 23rd annual APSAC Colloquium will be held in Boston, MA.