WA AFCC Mission Statement
Chapter shall carry out the mission of AFCC at the local level. The Chapter’s
mission shall be consistent with that of AFCC and as expressed in these Bylaws.
The mission of WA AFCC is as follows: AFCC is an interdisciplinary,
international association of professionals dedicated to improving the lives of
children and families through the resolution of family conflict.
WA AFCC is part of that larger
organization and promotes a collaborative approach to serving the needs of
children among those who work in and with family law systems, encouraging
education, research and innovation and identifying evidence-based practices. Its
membership includes judges, lawyers, mediators, evaluators, mental health
professionals, academics, researchers, court administrators, and public policy
AFCC is a 501c3 organization that is registered in the State of Washington as a
charitable educational community organization. Please consider donating here
using the PayPal link in order to assist us in our efforts to help children and
families in times of crisis. Your donation assists us in serving to train those who work with families in the court system. We thank you for your kind
currently planning for our 2015 Annual Conference to be held on Saturday, March
7th, 2015 at the Washington Athletic Club
is being developed at present and we are seeking proposals for training
sessions, workshops, panel discussions and presentations.
We plan to
have the new President of the American Psychological Association, Dr. Barry
Anton, as one of our plenary speakers presenting on Children of Divorce.
Conference theme is:
Washington Wrong: New Research on Fathering and Relocation
on Submitting a Proposal please use the following
for Presenter Information
recent annual Conference was held on
March 15, 2014
Over 100 of your colleagues attended the Fourth Annual WA AFCC
Conference at the Washington Athletic Club
of Family Law
Morning Plenary Sessions were
Dr. Philip Stahl (author of Forensic
Psychology Consultation in Child Custody Litigation with co-author Dr. Robert
Simon) presenting with Stacy Heard, J.D. on
Deconstructing Child Custody Evaluations
Dr. Leslie Drozd (author
of Parenting Plan and Child Custody Evaluations: Using Decision Trees to
Increase Evaluator Competence and Avoid Preventable Errors, co-author with Dr.
Nancy Olesen and Dr. Michael Saini) presenting
on Decision Trees for Complex Parenting Plan Assessments
There was a Full Afternoon of 90
minute Workshops on topics such as Reducing Confirmatory
Bias (Rybicki, Benjamin and McGlothin), Using a
Sex-Pert (Keilin and Wheeler), What Drives
Conflict (Baumann), The Pros and
Cons of Shared Parenting (Fainsilber Katz, Wheeler, Hutchins-Cook), Child
Sexual Abuse Risk Assessment (Lee), and Current
Advances in Relocation Case Analysis
(Stahl, Drozd, Heard).
-- Silent Auction and
Fund-Raiser Reception which followed the Conference
the Speakers at the Top of the WAC
The Program was approved for up to 6.0 hour of Continuing Education Credit (CLE, CE hours) by WSBA and by WA NASW.
Psychologists may earn 6.0 hours of CE Credit as well.
The AFCC parent organization
is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing
education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for the program and
Materials are still available at the following link
and MP3 recordings of Conference Sessions are
at the following link