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What are the Goals of AF-CBT?


The primary goals of AF-CBT treatment are to:

  • Improve caregiver-child relationships
  • Strengthen healthy parenting practices
  • Enhance children’s coping and social skills
  • Promote child safety/welfare and child well-being
  • Maintain family safety
  • Reduce anger, verbal aggression, threats of force, and emotional abuse
  • Reduce the use of physical force in the family
  • Reduce child physical abuse risk or recidivism

AF-CBT adopts a comprehensive treatment stratedgy that incorporates:

  • coping skills and emotion regulation
  • behavior management
  • problem solving
  • social skills training
  • positive thinking
  • communication
  • clarification

The advantage of this program is that all of these techniques, handouts, training examples, and outcome measures are integrated in a structured approach that can be easily accessed and used.

 

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June 2024 Remote Training

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Jun 3, 4, 10, 11, 2024
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Other Events

 

Help for Families with High Conflict and/or Coercion: An Orientation to AF-CBT

Kolko, Baumann
April 26, 2024
2:30-3:30PM EDT

18th Annual Pittsburgh Conference on Child Maltreatment, Pittsburgh, PA

 

AF-CBT: A Clinical Overview and Update

Kolko
June 12, 2024
1PM-2:30PM CDT

31st Annual APSAC Colloquium, New Orleans, LA