AFCTN Therapist Network

Fortifying Forever Families

Welcome to AFCTN

The Adoption Foster Care Therapist Network

Fortifying Forever Families

Whether you are a foster or adoptive parent, mental health or related professional, our goal is to provide training and events that will improve our collective understanding of the complex issues related to parenting or treating children in foster care and adoptees and create community and connections that will reduce parenting stress and improve family well-being.

We value the crucial role of parenting and want to make it easier for parents to find services with providers that “get it” and have specialization working with children in foster care, adoptees, attachment disorders, and complex relational or developmental trauma. We want to be a resource for your family to be nourished to heal and thrive.

Let's connect to learn and grow together!

Our network of Therapists and Counselors specialize in the treatment and support of foster care children and their families.


News & Events

Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)

Level One Theraplay & Marschak Interaction Method (MIM)

July 1, 2017

Date: New York, NY: July 25-28, 2017 Special Features of this training: Using video, we feature demonstration of treatment of a real client family including the MIM assessment, feedback to the parents and several Theraplay sessions The training is interactive, intense and practical—you’ll leave with the knowledge and skills to begin using Theraplay in your work … Read More

28th Annual NYS Foster Care and Adoption Conference

28th Annual NYS Foster Care and Adoption Conference

May 1, 2017

The intersection of family, identity and culture is central to adoption, foster care and kinship care.  These issues are transformative.  Generally acknowledged is the significant impact on children.   This cannot be minimized, but there is an evolving understanding of how adoption, foster care and kinship care impact the identity and the understanding of family and … Read More

Join us for Adoptive Parent’s Night at Columbia University

Join us for Adoptive Parent’s Night at Columbia University

April 26, 2017

Adoptive Parent’s Night at Columbia University’s Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab  Join Nim Tottenham, Ph.D. for a night of wine, cheese, and stimulating conversation for you and pizza, movie, and childcare for your kids. Come and hear about the latest research in attachment, neuroscience, and brain development, and have an opportunity to ask questions and get … Read More


 

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We offer our professional network of Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Clinical Social Workers and Mental Health Counselors, resources, training, and events to support them in the treatment and counseling of adopted or foster care children and their families.

We also provide staff training for Adoption and Foster Care agencies and mental health referrals for their clients.