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  • Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 07/17/2024 at 12:00 PM (EDT)

    Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT; www.afcbt.org), is an intervention to improve family relationships for those experiencing high conflict/coercion, harsh/punitive discipline, child physical abuse, and/or child behavior problems.

    This live virtual training will take place July 17, 19, 24, and 26 from 12:00pm-4:00pm EDT with Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW. This will be an interactive and participatory training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing AF-CBT. This training has been approved for 14 CEs through NASW and NBCC.

    Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for AF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training. If supervisors are not carrying their own active AF-CBT cases, we will work with them to meet the training requirements.
    Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT; www.afcbt.org), is an intervention to improve family relationships for those experiencing high conflict/coercion, harsh/punitive discipline, child physical abuse, and/or child behavior problems.

    Alternatives for Families: A Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) is a trauma-informed, evidence-based intervention designed to improve the relationship between children and their caregivers by addressing individual and family problems relating to: 
         • Family conflicts   
         • Behavior problems, including physical aggression
         • Anger and verbal aggression, including emotional abuse
         • Harsh physical discipline, physical aggression, or child physical abuse, or
         • Child trauma-related symptoms secondary to any of the above

    These patterns may be shown by an individual caregiver or a child/adolescent, and/or by the family.   Therefore, AF-CBT targets the caregiver, child/adolescent, and the larger family context. 

    AF-CBT involves three phases of treatment:
         1) Engagement and Psychoeducation, 2) Individual skills building, 3) Family applications.

    Who is Appropriate for AF-CBT?
    AF-CBT is appropriate for a broad range of families. The following general criteria have been developed to facilitate the identification of families who may benefit from this intervention.

    BACKGROUND CRITERIA
         • A child, age 5-17, can participate now or soon
         • A caregiver (e.g., biological, adoptive, foster, or kin) can participate now or soon
         • Both caregiver and child have an adequate capacity or repertoire to learn/benefit from AF-CBT
    CLINICAL CRITERIA
         • The Family has frequent conflict(s) and/or arguments OR
         • A Caregiver shows anger (hostility), uses physical force/discipline (coercion), and/or has allegation/history of child physical abuse OR
         • A Child shows anger, has behavior problems (e.g., defiance, aggression, explosiveness), has trauma symptoms/PTSD after physical discipline/abuse, and/or has prior exposure to harsh discipline/physical abuse
    A case is eligible if ALL 3 Background Criteria and 1 Clinical Criterion are met.

    Objectives:

    1. Describe the intervention model and its content to families in a manner that engages and motivates treatment participation.

    2. Implement specific techniques to decrease parent and child aggression, family conflict, and child PTSD symptoms related to physical violence (e.g., complete no-force agree-ment, safety planning, imaginal exposure).

    3. Initiate discussions about abusive/aggressive experiences with children and caregivers and follow up with social skills training, social support planning, positive family commu-nication, problem-solving routines, and child behavior management training.

    Providers
    Prospective AF-CBT trainees must be mental health professionals with a Master's degree or higher. Trainees are asked to commit to implementing AF-CBT with at least 2 families during the course of the training year so they should have an active caseload ready to apply the model. 
    AF-CBT should be conducted by individuals who have been formally trained in the model and who are familiar with the content, methods, assessments, and fidelity tools that are required to ensure effective implementation.

    Data Collection: This training is offered at a greatly reduced cost. Participants are required to submit monthly data on clients served. More information will be provided.

    Pre-Requisite:
    There is a free 2.5 hour pre-requisite video course, “Foundations of AF-CBT” which must be completed prior to training. You may access this here  https://learn.nctsn.org/enrol/... 

    CE’s are provided for the pre-requisite course through NCTSN.org. Please send your certificate documenting completion to Jami Bolton, jbolon@nca-online.org

    There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count toward the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to pay by check, you must email leadershipconference@nca-online.org to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by July 12, 2024. 

    If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email leadershipconference@nca-online.org and we will add you to the waiting list. 

    The cost for the training is $450 and includes 4 training days, 12 consultation calls, and the AF-CBT Session Guide, Third Edition, Revised. A Spanish language session guide is available upon request.  You may use NCA grant funds for this training. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. If you are paying by check, please mail ASAP to ensure your spot. 

    To pay by check, select "check" under payment method during check out. After checking out, please save your invoice or email confirmation. 

    Mail your check and invoice, payable to National Children's Alliance, to:

    National Children's Alliance P.O. Box 71477 Washington, DC 20024 

    Your name and AF-CBT must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

     

    Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW

    National Trainer

    National Children's Alliance Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes

    Ashley Fiore has worked with CACs throughout her professional career as a clinician, clinical director, program manager, trainer, and consultant. She has assessed and treated over 2,000 children and families using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Prior to joining NCA, Ashley served as clinical faculty for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, where she trained TF-CBT and provided individual and group consultation to clinicians using a learning collaborative model. She has expertise in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based, trauma focused, child/family interventions. Ashley is a certified trainer in TF-CBT and AF-CBT and has provided training/consultation on trauma-informed comprehensive clinical assessments, trauma-related problematic sexual behaviors in children, and implementation support of evidence-based treatment models. She received her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill, and enjoys gardening, making pottery, and hiking in her free time. 

  • Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 05/16/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (25 + randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices.


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    This live training will take place May 16, 17, 23, and August 20, 2024, from 11:00am - 5:00pm EST with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory virtual training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Clinicians will receive a training packet which will be mailed to them, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls 

    *Note: Training packets will be mailed on 5/6/24 to participants who have paid their registration in full and have provided their mailing address below. If we do not receive this information by 4/5/24, you will be responsible for downloading and printing these materials for yourself from the handouts.

    Pre-Training Assignments are due May 9, 2024Note: It is important that participants complete all Pre-Training Assignments to maximize their learning during training, which will focus on applying those concepts. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held Thursday May 9, 2024, 2:00pm-3:00pm EST.

    Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet criteria to seek national certification.

    There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count toward the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to pay by check, you must email Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org, to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by May 3, 2024.

    If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email jbolton@nca-online.org, and we will add you to the waiting list. 

    The cost for the training is $450 and includes 12 consultation calls. You may use NCA grant funds for this training. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. If you are paying by check, please mail ASAP to ensure your spot. 

    To pay by check, select "check" under payment method during check out. After checking out, please save your invoice or email confirmation. 

    Mail your check and invoice, payable to National Children's Alliance, to:

    National Children's Alliance P.O. Box 71477 Washington, DC 20024 

    Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above.

    The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (25 + randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices. 

    At the conclusion of this TF-CBT training, participants will be able to: 

    •  Evaluate which cases would benefit from TF-CBT and successfully engage families in treatment
    •  Create session agendas and structure TF-CBT sessions to meet fidelity standards
    •  Explain how to integrate gradual exposure into every TF-CBT session
    • Support children and teens in developing skills that enhance coping and symptom reduction in the aftermath of trauma 
    • Support caregivers in developing coping skills and parenting strategies for responding to children’s therapeutic needs in the aftermath of trauma 
    • Apply and implement the PRACTICE components of TF-CBT with families impacted by trauma 

    Upon completion of the virtual training, participants will have most of the requirements for formal certification in TF-CBT (obtained through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program). The Virtual Training and group calls count toward the requirements for national certification in TF-CBT. However, a few additional guidelines for national certification must be met as established by the developers. (For more information, please see www.tfcbt.org)Training participants are required to have a web camera (i.e., on a laptop computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT 4-day training via web-platform. 

    The training will be offered over 4 days including:

    3-day Learning Session 1: 

    Thursday, May 16, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST  

    Friday, May 17, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST  

    Thursday, May 23, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST 

    1-day Learning Session 2:

    Tuesday August 20, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

    Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb *please note that there is a $35 fee that is NOT covered as part of your registration and which is paid to the Medical University of South Carolina through TF-CBTWeb.

    Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and proof of completion should be submitted to Jami Bolton at NCA 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  Email your certificate of completion to jbolton@nca-online.org 

    Registration:

    To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email membership@nca-online.org if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH24 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

     ** As a reminder, if you are paying by check, your training registration is incomplete, and your spot will not be reserved, until your check is received and is manually approved by our staff. Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

    If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    By registering for this training, I agree to the following:

    -I will complete all Pre-training assignments and email proof of my certificate of completion for TF-CBT Web 2.0 to Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    -I will provide brief monthly data regarding my caseload to meet funder requirements; this enables NCA to offer training at a reduced rate for trainees

    -Successful completion of TF-CBT Training includes: participating in all training activities, including didactic portion and interactive breakout activities and discussions; having my camera on during training and consultation calls; remaining in a stationary, private space during training and consultation; attending and participating in at least 75% of all scheduled group consultation calls (9 of 12), presenting my own TF-CBT treatment case during group consultation at least once. 

     For any questions or concerns related to this training, or your participation, please contact Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW

    National Trainer

    National Children's Alliance Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes

    Ashley Fiore has worked with CACs throughout her professional career as a clinician, clinical director, program manager, trainer, and consultant. She has assessed and treated over 2,000 children and families using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Prior to joining NCA, Ashley served as clinical faculty for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, where she trained TF-CBT and provided individual and group consultation to clinicians using a learning collaborative model. She has expertise in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based, trauma focused, child/family interventions. Ashley is a certified trainer in TF-CBT and AF-CBT and has provided training/consultation on trauma-informed comprehensive clinical assessments, trauma-related problematic sexual behaviors in children, and implementation support of evidence-based treatment models. She received her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill, and enjoys gardening, making pottery, and hiking in her free time. 

  • Contains 6 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/16/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (25 + randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices.


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    This live training will take place April 16, 17, 19th and July 23 2024, from 11:00am - 5:00pm EST with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory virtual training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Clinicians will receive a training packet which will be mailed to them, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls 

    *Note: Training packets will be mailed on 4/5/24, to participants who have paid their registration in full and have provided their mailing address below. If we do not receive this information by 4/5/24, you will be responsible for downloading and printing these materials for yourself from the handouts.

    Pre-Training Assignments are due April 3, 2024. Note: It is important that participants complete all Pre-Training Assignments to maximize their learning during training, which will focus on applying those concepts. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held Wednesday April 3, 2024 at 2pm EST. Join using this link: https://zoom.us/j/4834429186

    Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet criteria to seek national certification.

    There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count toward the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to pay by check, you must email Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org, to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by April 3, 2024.

    If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email jbolton@nca-online.org, and we will add you to the waiting list. 

    The cost for the training is $450 and includes 12 consultation calls. You may use NCA grant funds for this training. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. If you are paying by check, please mail ASAP to ensure your spot. 

    To pay by check, select "check" under payment method during check out. After checking out, please save your invoice or email confirmation. 

    Mail your check and invoice, payable to National Children's Alliance, to:

    National Children's Alliance P.O. Box 71477 Washington, DC 20024 

    Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above.

    The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (25 + randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices. 

    At the conclusion of this TF-CBT training, participants will be able to: 

    •  Evaluate which cases would benefit from TF-CBT and successfully engage families in treatment
    •  Create session agendas and structure TF-CBT sessions to meet fidelity standards
    •  Explain how to integrate gradual exposure into every TF-CBT session
    • Support children and teens in developing skills that enhance coping and symptom reduction in the aftermath of trauma 
    • Support caregivers in developing coping skills and parenting strategies for responding to children’s therapeutic needs in the aftermath of trauma 
    • Apply and implement the PRACTICE components of TF-CBT with families impacted by trauma 

    Upon completion of the virtual training, participants will have most of the requirements for formal certification in TF-CBT (obtained through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program). The Virtual Training and group calls count toward the requirements for national certification in TF-CBT. However, a few additional guidelines for national certification must be met as established by the developers. (For more information, please see www.tfcbt.org)Training participants are required to have a web camera (i.e., on a laptop computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT 4-day training via web-platform. 

    The training will be offered over 4 days including:

    A 3-day initial training period: 

    Tuesday, April 16, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST  

    Wednesday, April 17, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST  

    Friday, April 19, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST 

    A 1-day Booster training:

    Tuesday July 23, 2024: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

    Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb *please note that there is a $35 fee that is NOT covered as part of your registration and which is paid to the Medical University of South Carolina through TF-CBTWeb.

    Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and proof of completion should be submitted to Jami Bolton at NCA 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  Email your certificate of completion to jbolton@nca-online.org 

    Registration:

    To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email membership@nca-online.org if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH24 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

     ** As a reminder, if you are paying by check, your training registration is incomplete, and your spot will not be reserved, until your check is received and is manually approved by our staff. Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

    If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    By registering for this training, I agree to the following:

    -I will complete all Pre-training assignments and email proof of my certificate of completion for TF-CBT Web 2.0 to Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    -I will provide brief monthly data regarding my caseload to meet funder requirements; this enables NCA to offer training at a reduced rate for trainees

    -Successful completion of TF-CBT Training includes: participating in all training activities, including didactic portion and interactive breakout activities and discussions; having my camera on during training and consultation calls; remaining in a stationary, private space during training and consultation; attending and participating in at least 75% of all scheduled group consultation calls (9 of 12), presenting my own TF-CBT treatment case during group consultation at least once. 

     For any questions or concerns related to this training, or your participation, please contact Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW

    National Trainer

    National Children's Alliance Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes

    Ashley Fiore has worked with CACs throughout her professional career as a clinician, clinical director, program manager, trainer, and consultant. She has assessed and treated over 2,000 children and families using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Prior to joining NCA, Ashley served as clinical faculty for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, where she trained TF-CBT and provided individual and group consultation to clinicians using a learning collaborative model. She has expertise in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based, trauma focused, child/family interventions. Ashley is a certified trainer in TF-CBT and AF-CBT and has provided training/consultation on trauma-informed comprehensive clinical assessments, trauma-related problematic sexual behaviors in children, and implementation support of evidence-based treatment models. She received her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill, and enjoys gardening, making pottery, and hiking in her free time. 

  • Contains 3 Component(s) Includes Multiple Live Events. The next is on 04/11/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    Join NCA for quarterly discussion calls to exchange ideas with other CACs working with military partners. Join us to share about your collaboration with military partners and learn what other CACs are doing to strengthen services for military families. Each call will include opportunity for highlighting successful practices, discussing challenges, and sharing ideas for improving CAC-military service coordination. Calls will take place the second Thursday of January, April, July, and October 2-3pm ET. All CACs are welcome to join calls when they can (attendance at all calls is not required). Please note that calls are live events and will not be recorded.

    Join NCA for quarterly discussion calls to exchange ideas with other CACs working with military partners. Join us to share about your collaboration with military partners and learn what other CACs are doing to strengthen services for military families. Each call will include opportunity for highlighting successful practices, discussing challenges, and sharing ideas for improving CAC-military service coordination.  

    Calls will take place the second Thursday of January, April, July, and October 2-3pm ET. All CACs are welcome to join calls when they can (attendance at all calls is not required). Please note that calls are live events and will not be recorded. 

  • Contains 6 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 03/26/2024 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) Basic training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (25 + randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices.

    This live training will take place November 30, December 1, and December 5, 2023, and March 26, 2024, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST (EDT in March) with Ashley Fiore, LCSW. There will be 18 CEs by NASW and NBCC. This will be an interactive and participatory virtual training experience with pre-work and action period assignments that build participants’ skills at implementing TF-CBT with children and families with fidelity and clinical competence. Clinicians will receive a training packet which will be mailed to them, private online access to over 800 downloadable clinical resources for TF-CBT, access to a private TF-CBT Clinical Discussion Forum with other participants and includes 12 group consultation calls 

    *Note: Training packets will be mailed on 11/14/23 to participants who have paid their registration in full and have provided their mailing address below. If we do not receive this information by 11/14, you will be responsible for downloading and printing these materials for yourself from the handouts.

    Pre-Training Assignments are due November 21, 2023. Note: It is important that participants complete all Pre-Training Assignments to maximize their learning during training, which will focus on applying those concepts. The first of 12 group consultation calls will be held Tuesday November 14 at 2 pm EST. Join using this link: https://zoom.us/j/4834429186

    Attendees should have an active caseload appropriate for TF-CBT and be ready to apply the model. Supervisors are welcome to attend training; however, if they are not carrying their own active TF-CBT cases, they will not meet criteria to seek national certification.

    There is a cap of 50 attendees for this training. You must be paid in full to count toward the participation cap. It is strongly recommended you pay with credit card to ensure your spot is secure. If you plan to pay by check, you must email leadershipconference@nca-online.org to let us know you are sending a check. The check must be received by November 9, 2023. 

    If registration is full, this means that our capacity has been met. Please email leadershipconference@nca-online.org and we will add you to the waiting list. 

    The cost for the training is $450 and includes 12 consultation calls. You may use NCA grant funds for this training. Your spot will not be reserved until payment is received. If you are paying by check, please mail ASAP to ensure your spot. 

    To pay by check, select "check" under payment method during check out. After checking out, please save your invoice or email confirmation. 

    Mail your check and invoice, payable to National Children's Alliance, to:

    National Children's Alliance P.O. Box 71477 Washington, DC 20024 

    Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above.

    The Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) training is appropriate for Master’s level therapists and above or those who are working on a Master’s degree and providing mental health services under the supervision of a licensed professional. TF-CBT has more data (25+ randomized trials and a number of quasi-experimental studies) to support the model’s effectiveness in helping children and families overcome the impact of child abuse and trauma than any other therapy model available. TF-CBT has been recognized by the federal government as a model program and is included on numerous websites for evidence-based practices. 

    At the conclusion of this TF-CBT training, participants will be able to: 

    •  Evaluate which cases would benefit from TF-CBT and successfully engage families in treatment
    •  Create session agendas and structure TF-CBT sessions to meet fidelity standards
    •  Explain how to integrate gradual exposure into every TF-CBT session
    • Support children and teens in developing skills that enhance coping and symptom reduction in the aftermath of trauma 
    • Support caregivers in developing coping skills and parenting strategies for responding to children’s therapeutic needs in the aftermath of trauma 
    • Apply and implement the PRACTICE components of TF-CBT with families impacted by trauma 

    Upon completion of the virtual training, participants will have most of the requirements for formal certification in TF-CBT (obtained through the Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Therapist Certification Program). The Virtual Training and group calls count toward the requirements for national certification in TF-CBT. However, a few additional guidelines for national certification must be met as established by the developers. (For more information, please see www.tfcbt.org)Training participants are required to have a web camera (i.e., on a laptop computer or cell phone) in order to participate in the TF-CBT 4-day training via web-platform. 

    The training will be offered over 4 days including:

    A 3-day initial training period: 

    Thursday, November 30, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST  

    Friday, December 1, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 5:300 p.m. EST  

    Tuesday, December 5, 2023: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST 

    A 1-day booster training:

    Tuesday, March 26, 2024: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST

    Pre-Requisite: TF-CBTWeb *please note that there is a $35 fee that is NOT covered as part of your registration 

    Completion of TF-CBT Web2.0 is required as a prerequisite to the virtual TF-CBT training and should be submitted to Jami Bolton at NCA 3 days prior to Day 1 of the virtual training.  Email your certificate of completion to jbolton@nca-online.org 

    Registration:

    To register for this training, you will need an NCA Engage account. If you do not have one, visit NCA Engage Getting Started page for step-by-step instructions to request an NCA Engage account. The account request form will include a field that asks for an Organizational ID number. The Organizational ID number will inform us that the person signing into NCA Engage is employed at or partnered with a member organization. Please email membership@nca-online.org if you need your Organizational ID. If you are not employed at or partnered with a member organization, please enter MH23 as your Organizational ID for non-member access to NCA Engage. Non-member access will provide access to the training. 

     ** As a reminder, if you are paying by check, your training registration is incomplete, and your spot will not be reserved, until your check is received and is manually approved by our staff. Your name and TF-CBT Intro must be on the check memo or on a note with your check, otherwise it will not be approved. Do not mail checks to the former NCA office address, please use the PO Box listed above. 

    If you need any disability accommodations for this training, please reach out to Rachael at leadershipconference@nca-online.org

    By registering for this training, I agree to the following:

    -I will complete all Pre-training assignments and email proof of my certificate of completion for TF-CBT Web 2.0 to Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    -Successful completion of TF-CBT Training includes: participating in all training activities, including didactic portion and interactive breakout activities and discussions; having my camera on during training and consultation calls; remaining in a stationary, private space during training and consultation; attending and participating in at least 75% of all scheduled group consultation calls (9 of 12), presenting my own TF-CBT treatment case at least once. 

     For any questions or concerns related to this training, or your participation, please contact Jami Bolton, jbolton@nca-online.org

    Ashley Fiore, MSW, LCSW

    National Trainer

    National Children's Alliance Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes

    Ashley Fiore has worked with CACs throughout her professional career as a clinician, clinical director, program manager, trainer, and consultant. She has assessed and treated over 2,000 children and families using Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Alternatives for Families Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT). Prior to joining NCA, Ashley served as clinical faculty for the North Carolina Child Treatment Program, where she trained TF-CBT and provided individual and group consultation to clinicians using a learning collaborative model. She has expertise in the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based, trauma focused, child/family interventions. Ashley is a certified trainer in TF-CBT and AF-CBT and has provided training/consultation on trauma-informed comprehensive clinical assessments, trauma-related problematic sexual behaviors in children, and implementation support of evidence-based treatment models. She received her MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill, and enjoys gardening, making pottery, and hiking in her free time. 

  • Contains 15 Component(s)

    Mandatory Webinar - Released February 16, 2024. Due March 15, 2024

    NCA is required to report Performance Measure data under each of our federal DOJ awards every six months. To assist in providing timely and accurate reports, subrecipients that receive a grant from NCA must provide the following data specific to the awarded grant dollars. January – June data will be due July 31; July – December data will be due January 10.  For returning grantees, the performance measure reporting replaces the grant outcome reporting that was required at the end of each grant year.

  • Contains 4 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This workshop will address a framework for considering level of treatment for children and adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior, basic safety planning for those youth, and considerations for when to consider visitation with other children and reunification of families.

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    Children and adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior typically engage in those behaviors with other youth in their family.  Understandably, their behavior disrupts safety within the family network. With appropriate planning, supports, and interventions, all of which should include the caregivers, most children and adolescents with problematic sexual behavior can safely remain in their community and, if indicated, have contact with the other child and children in their family and social networks. This workshop will address a framework for considering level of treatment for children and adolescents with problematic or illegal sexual behavior, basic safety planning for those youth, and considerations for when to consider visitation with other children and reunification of families. 

    This webinar will take place on February 14, 2024 from 11:00am-12:30pm EST

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 02/08/2024

    This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the FBI’s responsibilities to victims of federal crimes and how the Victim Services Division (VSD) helps the FBI meet these responsibilities. The live webinar will include opportunity for questions and discussion.

    This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the FBI’s responsibilities to victims of federal crimes and how the Victim Service’s Division (VSD) helps the FBI meet these responsibilities. The live webinar will include opportunity for questions and discussion. 

    Marcela Morales

    Supervisory Program Manager

    FBI Victim Services Division

    Marcela Morales is currently a Supervisory Program Manager for the Victim Services Division of the FBI.  She assists in overseeing victim specialists around the country in tandem with the Program Managers. She has been in victim services for about 17 years in one capacity or another. She was a victim advocate for the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for 8 years where she spent most of her career handling homicide cases. She then went on and created an Ombudsman Program for the Arizona Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Shortly before joining the Bureau, she helped establish the first victim services unit within a child welfare agency in the country and went on to lead it as the Program Manager. She holds a Master's in Forensic Psychology as well as an Executive Master's in Public Administration. 

    Amanda Allen

    Supervisory Program Manager

    FBI Victim Services Division

    Amanda Allen is a Supervisory Program Manager in the Victim Services Division, Victim Program Management Unit II, at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Amanda has worked with victims of violent crime since 2011 and transitioned to working within the FBI Victim Services Division in 2018. In her current role, she provides guidance and leadership on complex cases, policy, and procedures regarding victim services to FBI Victim Program Specialists at Headquarters and Victim Specialists located throughout the country. 

    Ms. Allen responds as an Incident Response Manager (IRM) and Victim Services Team Lead in mass violence incidents as part of a rapid deployment team, the Victim Services Response Team (VSRT). As the IRM, she is responsible for coordinating with other internal and external stakeholders to ensure family assistance operations are conducted efficiently and collaborates with the community when the VSRT begins to transition the response back to the local authorities. As Victim Services Team Lead, she coordinates with local partners to identify resources needed at a family assistance center, directs victim services provided by FBI Victim Specialists, and consults with local partners regarding best practices in the immediate aftermath of mass violence incidents. 

    Prior to working with the FBI, Ms. Allen served as the Assistant Director in the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office Victim/Witness Program in Arlington County, Virginia. In this capacity, she was responsible for providing direct services to victims of violent crimes, hiring and training new staff members and interns, coordinating with MDTs and community outreach regarding sexual assault and domestic violence. 

    Ms. Allen has also been adjunct faculty with the University of Virginia (UVA) in partnership with the FBI's ELEVATE program instructing Crisis Response both at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Ms. Allen received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and History and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from George Mason University in 2012. She is a graduate of the Virginia Victim Assistance Academy and a member of the National Organization of Victim Assistance Victims Crisis Assistance and Response Team. She resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and three children.  

    Stephanie Knapp

    Supervisory Child Adolescent Forensic Interviewer

    FBI Victim Services Division

    Stephanie Stronks Knapp is a Supervisory Child/Adolescent Forensic Interviewer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Victim Services Division, Child Victim Services Unit.  She began her career with the FBI in 2001, developing and conducting trainings nationally throughout Indian Country while implementing best-practice methods of responding to violence against children, youth, and adults.

    A nationally known child abuse expert for her work with children, adolescents and young adults, Ms. Knapp has responded to thousands of cases involving victims and/or witnesses to child sexual abuse, child abduction/kidnapping, witness to domestic violence, homicide and child homicide, physical abuse, human trafficking, commuter facilitated crimes against children, terrorism, sextortion, and complicated multi-victim cases.  She is responsible for conducting interviews, providing training, case consultation and technical assistance to Federal, State, Tribal and Local law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Tribal/local Police departments, United States Attorneys’ offices, District Attorneys’ offices, Juvenile Probation, Child Protective Services, Armed Forces Services, NTSB and the U.S. Department of State.

    Ms. Knapp is a highly sought-after international trainer who has developed, conducted, and facilitated training programs and methods that have assisted countries worldwide in developing a multi-disciplinary team approaches to best-practice models for and combating complex cases.  These multi-dimensional cases involve investigating, prosecuting, and providing unique victim-focused assistance for cases of violence against marginalized, vulnerable and indigenous populations, including the countries of the Republic of Guatemala, the Republic of Mauritius, the Federative Republic of Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand.

    In 2019, Ms. Knapp was selected to participate on the White House Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health Service System. The Task Force examined systemic problems that may have led to the failure of the Indian Health Services to protect Native American children.  The Task Force’s mission was to develop and recommend policies, protocols, and best practices to protect Native American children utilizing the Indian Health Service system. 

  • Contains 2 Component(s)

    Interested in adding Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) to your CAC’s menu of mental health services? NCA is offering a virtual CFTSI training April 10, 11, and 12, 2024, for clinicians. Senior CAC leaders and clinicians are encouraged to attend this call to learn about CFTSI, how it is delivered and the evidence-base that has -shown that 73% of children are less likely to meet partial or full criteria for PTSD after CFTSI. CFTSI is delivered in 5-8 sessions soon after the forensic interview and has been shown to help CACs shorten client length of stay, reduce waiting lists, and allow CACs to serve more children.

    Interested in adding Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI) to your CAC’s menu of mental health services?  NCA is offering a virtual CFTSI training for clinicians April 10, 11, and 12, 2024. Senior CAC leaders and clinicians are encouraged to attend this call to learn about CFTSI, how it is delivered and the evidence-base that has shown that 73% of children are less likely to meet partial or full criteria for PTSD after CFTSI.  CFTSI is delivered in 5-8 sessions soon after the forensic interview and has been shown to help CACs shorten client length of stay, reduce waiting lists, and allow CACs to serve more children.

    CFTSI Informational Call: January 31, 2:00-3:30pm

    Who: Senior Leaders and Clinicians

    Cost: Free

    Even if you’re not certain you will be able to attend the virtual training in April, join us to learn more about CFTSI and decide whether to pursue training in the future.

    Michelle Miller, Ph.D.

    Project Coordinator, Mental Health Initiatives

    National Children's Alliance

    Michelle Miller, PhD, LCSW, LCPC, is the Director of NCA’s Institute for Better Mental Health Outcomes.  In addition to her 8 years at NCA, she nearly 3 decades of experience working in the child welfare field and over 20 years’ experience as a mental health provider. Dr. Miller spent 15 years as the founding director of NCA’s first accredited CAC in Montana and was the founding board chair for the Montana State Chapter of NCA. Michelle has over 20 years’ experience providing training and supervision to mental health practitioners. Since joining the NCA team in 2016, Michelle has worked with the Yale Child Study Center on the implementation of Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention in CACs. Michelle also works with Baylor University on training clinicians in evidenced-based assessment.  Michelle worked with the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center as a co-developer of a curriculum for victim advocates on engaging families in mental health care and provides national trainings on the topic. Michelle is the co-developer of a training curriculum for CAC executive directors on mental health. Michelle is the co-author of a chapter on Evidence-Based Mental Health Services for Child Victims of Maltreatment in the book Child Sexual Abuse: Practical Approaches to Prevention and Intervention that will be published by the Child Welfare League of America in April 2023. 

    Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R

    Co-Director and Assistant Professor

    Yale

    Carrie Epstein, LCSW-R is Co-Director of the Yale Center for Traumatic Stress and Recovery and Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine. For over 30 years, Ms. Epstein has been providing treatment, supervision, and consultation on providing mental health treatment and on developing new programs for children and families impacted by trauma and traumatic grief. She is recognized both nationally and internationally as an expert in the field of child trauma, child traumatic grief and disaster response. Ms. Epstein is co-developer of the Child and Family Traumatic Stress Intervention (CFTSI), which is currently the only evidence-based early, brief trauma-focused intervention for children and families that is designed specifically to be implemented in the acute phase of trauma response that reduces and interrupts the development of PTSD and related disorders. She has responded to multiple school shootings and other mass casualty disasters across the country. She served as a key coordinator of New York City’s mental health response to the attacks on 9/11 and was a principal investigator of a collaborative, multi-site study that was the largest youth trauma project associated with the September 11th terrorist attack in New York City which was established to deliver evidence-based trauma treatments for impacted children and adolescents. Ms. Epstein played a lead role in coordinating Yale’s response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, providing ongoing training and consultation to mental health professionals in the greater Newtown area. In addition, Ms. Epstein provided training and ongoing consultation to mental health providers after the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Ms. Epstein and her colleagues also developed nationally disseminated materials that aimed to increase public awareness about both the behavioral health impact of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as ways of coping with the pandemic. Ms. Epstein is also a National Trainer of Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).

    Ms. Epstein has been instrumental in developing and overseeing national training initiatives and national learning collaboratives focused on the dissemination of child trauma-focused evidence-based treatment models, and provides training and clinical supervision, locally, nationally, and internationally on child trauma-focused evidence-based practices. She has co-authored numerous publications in support of her trauma-focused activities. Ms. Epstein was the one of the original and organizing Principal Investigators of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and has continued to Co-Chair the NCTSN’s Child Traumatic Grief-Traumatic Separation Committee since its inception in 2001. She has served on the Steering Committee of the NCTSN, as well as act as a regular contributor to the NCTSN’s Terrorism and Disaster Response Committee.

    Prior to her position at the Yale Child Study Center, Ms. Epstein was Senior Director of Child Trauma Programs at Safe Horizon in New York City, the largest victim assistance, victim advocacy organization in the country, where she oversaw clinical services for children and families impacted by trauma in the organization’s outpatient programs, domestic violence shelters, and Child Advocacy Centers. During her tenure at Safe Horizon, Ms. Epstein has served on the Scientific Advisory Board to the Evidence-based Treatment Dissemination Center of the New York State Office of Mental Health, as well as the HHS Region II Strategy Group on Mental Health and Trauma.

  • Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Recorded On: 01/25/2024

    As a vital partner in the FBI’s response to crime, Victim Specialists work directly with FBI Special Agents and serve as the critical link to ensure that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI are provided their rights and are connected to necessary/critical support, services, and resources. For CACs, FBI Victim Specialists are an essential partner in working with families involved in FBI investigations. Join the FBI Victim Specialist program and CACs who work with them to learn about this important role and how CACs and FBI Victim Specialists can work together to provide coordinated and collaborative services for children, youth, and families.

    As a vital partner in the FBI’s response to crime, Victim Specialists work directly with FBI Special Agents and serve as the critical link to ensure that victims of crimes investigated by the FBI are provided their rights and are connected to necessary/critical support, services, and resources. For CACs, FBI Victim Specialists are an essential partner in working with families involved in FBI investigations. Join the FBI Victim Specialist program and CACs who work with them to learn about this important role and how CACs and FBI Victim Specialists can work together to provide coordinated and collaborative services for children, youth, and families. 

    Alyssa Schaefbauer

    Victim Specialist

    Federal Bureau of Investigation

    Alyssa Schaefbauer has served for over 20 years in the role of a Victim Specialist with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Located in Pierre, South Dakota, Alyssa is currently one of the 6 Victim Specialists in the State of South Dakota, and her area of responsibility covers 4 federally recognized tribal nations including the Cheyenne River, Lower Brule, Crow Creek and Rosebud Sioux Tribal Nations. In this role, Alyssa served on the original federal Victim Assistance Rapid Deployment Team, since renamed the Victim Services Response Team, and she has been an active member of the FBI Mentoring Program, assisting new Victim Specialists as they enter their roles. Alyssa provides direct services and on-scene assistance to victims in these areas, including cases involving crimes against children, and through this Alyssa works closely with her local Child Assessment Center (CAC) and Multi Disciplinary Teams. Alyssa is married with four children and in her free time, she enjoys traveling, gardening and attending her children’s activities.  

    Angela Lisburg

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

    Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center

    Angela Lisburg is a certified family nurse practitioner who has been with Avera St. Mary’s Hospital Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center since 2010.  Angela started at this Children’s Advocacy Center in Pierre as an as-needed medical provider, evaluating children of alleged abuse approximately one day per week. In 2013, with the resignation of the program’s director; Angela was asked to take on the role of Child Assessment Center Coordinator full-time while continuing as a clinician.  She was impressed by the Children’s Advocacy Center model and this important work and was excited to continue serving children and families in South Dakota.  In June of 2014, Angela completed training in child forensic interviewing.  She is currently recognized as an expert in child forensic interviewing and child abuse medical evaluations.  Angela is also involved in community awareness and education projects and participates on four multidisciplinary teams in Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center’s region.  Prior to her service at Central South Dakota Child Assessment Center, Angela completed her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing through South Dakota State University (SDSU) and worked as a Registered Nurse for nine years in critical access hospitals in Minnesota and North Dakota.  Angela was the Obstetrics/ Nursery Coordinator for Oakes Community Hospital in Oakes, ND.  In 2009, Angela completed her Master of Science in Nursing, also through SDSU, and began family practice in the primary care setting.  Angela worked at St. Francis Healthcare Campus-Milnor Clinic in Milnor, ND and South Dakota Urban Indian Health, Inc. in Pierre, SD. Angela is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children.  She served on the Jolene’s Law Task Force for the Office of the Governor and on the Advisory Board for the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment.  Angela is a member of the SD Justice for Children Committee and serves on the Council of Juvenile Services for the Office of the Governor.  She is active on the Board of Directors for Children’s Advocacy Centers of South Dakota and also serves on the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center Medical Academy Advisory Council.  Angela enjoys camping, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.