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Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
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Child Focus Training Center 
4633-B Aicholtz Road
Cincinnati, OH 45244


GPS, Default Maps and I phone maps may still need to update from our street name change. Important Direction Details: From 275 Take exit 63A-West toward NEWTOWN,  once on State Route 32 turn left  at the Mt Carmel-Tobasco Road Stop light. You will also see Kroger on the left. At the next light turn left onto Aicholtz Road. Once you turn left onto Aicholtz, the Child Focus Training Center is on  the right hand side across from Kroger. (You will see TRAINING CENTER on the front window.)


Shelley Drummond-Training Center Office Manager 
Child Focus, Inc. 

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy December 12 & 13, 2019

Register Now! Cancellations and updates will be announced on the CFI website . In the event of questionable weather, please check the Website the morning of your training. We will also send information regarding updates and cancellations to the email address used to Register for the training.


Prerequisite Online Training (Foundations of TF-CBT) Must Be Completed Prior to December 12th. There is a $35 fee that is paid directly to Medical University of South Carolina when you register on their site to access the course.

Click Here To Access Online Training

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy 2-Day Training 

                Thursday, December 12th 9:00am-4:00pm and                     Friday, December 13th 9:00am-4:00pm

Fee: $200 Must attend both days for 11.0 CEUs

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a psychosocial treatment model designed to treat posttraumatic stress and related emotional and behavioral problems in children and adolescents. Initially developed to address the psychological trauma associated with child sexual abuse, the model has been adapted for use with children who have a wide array of traumatic experiences, including domestic violence, traumatic loss, and the often multiple psychological traumas experienced by children prior to foster care placement.

Training Goal:  To prepare clinicians to begin the practice of Trauma-Focused CBT

Training Objectives:  By completing this training, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify ways that traumatic experiences have the potential to impact child development and health throughout the lifespan.
  2. Cite at least two key research studies that demonstrate the potential impacts of childhood trauma on the lifespan.
  3. Explain why trauma-informed care is so vital, and distinguish between traditional mental health treatment and trauma-informed care.
  4. Describe the nature of the research that supports the efficacy of TF-CBT.
  5. Identify and define each component of the TF-CBT model.
  6. Recognize the importance of respectful and empowering client engagement in the treatment process.
  7. Understand the rationale behind each TF-CBT component and be able to use at least 3 tools or strategies for each of the model’s components.
  8. Access and practice trauma focused assessment tools.

Completion of this training is one of the criteria for becoming a certified TF-CBT therapist.

For providers interested in becoming a certified TF-CBT therapist. Please CLICK HERE for detailed information.

 Presenter:  Kristine Buffington is a cum laude graduate of Eastern Michigan University with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Western Michigan University.  She has 28 years of experience in the field of social work as a case manager, clinical therapist, agency administrator, and a national trainer and consultant regarding issues of child traumatic stress and trauma-informed care.  She is an affiliate member of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and has been a participant and chair of a number of national and state level committees to address traumatic stress, child welfare, and juvenile justice issues.  Her current focus is to advocate for trauma-informed care system transformation.   She believes that saving a youth and their education is about saving lives, and how critical it is to look at the role of traumatic stress when addressing these issues.

Continuing Education                                                                                                                                            Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved through the Ohio Counselor and Social Worker Board. This program is offered for 11.0 clock hours of continuing education for counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists. Social Work Provider#: RSX129410 Counselor Provider#: RCX029503 Marriage and Family Therapist Provider#: RTX091001      

Psychologists: The Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is approved by the Ohio Psychological Association MCE program to offer continuing education for Ohio psychologists. This program is offered for 11.0 clock hours of continuing education for psychologists. Child Focus, Inc., 00PD-3109-52668, maintains responsibility for the program.                                                                                                                                     

Cancellation Policy: The Training Center must be notified 7 days prior to a training via telephone, fax or email in order to cancel a registration and receive a full refund.

Please note:  Because we are not able to control the room temperature to fit everyone’s needs, we encourage you to dress in layers to better accommodate your personal comfort level.

Child Focus, Inc. Training Center is accessible to wheelchairs. If you need any of the auxiliary aids or services identified in the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Melanie Palmer at