Is AF-CBT Right for Your Child?

Who is Appropriate to Receive AF-CBT?


Families

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.

  • AF-CBT Eligibility Criteria: “Yes” to 1, 2, and 3 as well as “Yes to ANY of 4 or 5”

1. Child(ren) must be between the ages of 5 – 17
2. An offending and/or non-offending caregiver (biological, foster, or kinship) is
willing to participate in services.
3. Child and caregiver are appropriate for AF-CBT (i.e., can participate
adequately, could benefit, may eventually be together)

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4a. Caregiver has an allegation or report of suspected physical abuse
4b. Caregiver has done something that resulted or could have
resulted in injury/harm to child
4c. Caregiver has likely used some type of excessive or harsh physical discipline
with child

4d. Caregiver and child/family have conflicts and/or heated arguments, which
may include caregiver verbal aggression/abuse

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5a. Child has a pattern of oppositional, argumentative, and/or explosive/angry
behaviors
5b. Child has been verbally or physically aggressive, or exhibited other
high-risk behaviors
5c. Child has trauma symptoms related to physical discipline or physical abuse