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 501 (3c) 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
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We just held our
Sixth Annual WA AFCC Conference at the Washington Athletic Club on March 25,
Come in All Sizes and Forms..."
We had the
wonderful input from two outstanding plenary speakers:
Dr. Marsha Kline
the Young Child : Parenting Plans that Stimulate Growth
Bill Eddy, J.D.,
Conflict Parents: Making and Following Parenting Plans
with an Afternoon
Program of multiple 90-minutes workshops.
A: Pragmatics of a Developmental
Systems Approach to Parenting Plans: Panel Discussion (Daniel Rybicki,Psy.D.,
Marsha Kline Pruett, Ph.D., M.S.L, Bill Eddy, LCSW, J.D., and Elise Buie,
B: Attorney and Parenting
Evaluator: Collaboration to Best Serve the Modern Family (Jennifer Wheeler,
Ph.D. and Stacy Heard, J.D.)
C: Protecting Children From
Conflict (Alyson Jones, MA, RCC, Melisa Ander, M.Ed., RCC)
D: Unsolvable Problems:
Relocation in the 21st Century (Douglas Becker, J.D.)
E: Crafting Age-Appropriate
Parenting Plans (Justin Sedell, J.D., and Jennifer Wheeler, Ph.D.)
F: Same-Sex Parenting: Legal
Questions, Research Needs an Practical Solutions (Wendy Hutchins-Cook,
Ph.D., Naomi Oderberg, Ph.D., Joseph Shaub, J.D., LMFT, and Frances Kevetter,
There was a
member meeting and an outstanding lunch buffet for networking and sharing ideas.
The conference concluded with a successful Silent Auction and a Social Hour
where participants got to spend time with the presenters and attendees.
tuned for plans for the 2018 Conference announcements.
Materials from 2015 are still available at the following link
and MP3 recordings of Conference Sessions are
at the following link