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  Washington Chapter

AFCC

Washington AFCC is an extension of the international organization of AFCC, an association dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes.

To visit the International AFCC's web site www.afccnet.org

 

As of June 2012, the Washington AFCC is a fully Chartered Chapter in the national organization. 

WA AFCC members come together at annual meetings and conferences in our state and join in the international conferences and training programs to create a unique opportunity to belong to a worldwide network of professionals and to participate in an international exchange of information and expertise. AFCC members are committed to developing and refining innovative techniques to assist families in resolving their disputes, including:

  • Custody and Divorce Mediation
  • Parent Education
  • Custody Evaluation
  • Litigation
  • Parent Coordination
  • Child Protection and Dependency Mediation
  • Judicial Settlement Conferences
  • Special Masters and Parenting Coordinators
  • Mental Health Counseling & Forensics
  • Collaborative Divorce
  • Supervised Visitation

WA AFCC Mission Statement (From ByLaws)

The 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 makers.  

 

WA 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 consideration. 

 

We just held our most recent annual Conference 

Saturday, March 15,  2014

Over 100 of your colleagues attended the Fourth Annual WA AFCC Conference at the Washington Athletic Club

Frontiers of Family Law

 

Morning Plenary Sessions were held with 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

and

    

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). 

Plus -- Silent Auction and Fund-Raiser Reception which followed the Conference

Meet 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 its content. 

 

Conference Materials are still available at the following link

Conference Materials

 

CD's and MP3 recordings of Conference Sessions are 

available at the following link

Conference Recordings

AFCC

See Details about Past Conferences at the Past Conference Tab 

or Follow this Link

 

 

Other AFCC Conferences of Interest

link to AFCC for more info

                   

 

 
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