What is AF-CBT

Alternatives for Families- A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (AF-CBT) is an intervention for families who are struggling with anger, conflict, and aggression.  It can also help families who are at risk or are worried about aggression and violence.  AF-CBT promotes use of positive coping and self-control skills, effective discipline strategies, and constructive family problem solving and communication. 


AF-CBT Goals:

  • Enhance child and family safety
  • Strengthen family relationships, skills and routines
  • Reduce the risk for high conflict interactions
  • Reduce caregiver level of anger and use of force
  • Promote effective, non-physical discipline strategies


Possible Consequences of family conflict and aggression

  • Strained parent child relationship
  • Legal problems
  • Placement disruption
  • Emotional and/or physical injuries


How will families benefit?

Families benefit by:

  • Being more satisfied with family relations
  • Feeling more safe and secure


AF-CBT Services

  • Families are typically seen on an outpatient basis, usually about once each week.
  • Services involve individual child, individual caregiver, and parent-child or family sessions.
  • Average length of treatment may vary.


What Will Families Learn?

  • Personal and family safety
  • New ways to react to stressful situations
  • Parenting strategies related to child’s age and developmental level
  • Relaxation skills
  • Coping strategies
  • Anger management techniques
  • Improved social skills
  • Effective discipline strategies
  • Praise and positive attention
  • Positive family communication


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