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Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dec 7-8, 2017    —    Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County, Wichita    —-    Registration/Materials/Lodging: FREE

Who May Attend: Licensed clinicians or those currently under licensure supervision & currently working with families referred from a Kansas Child Advocacy Center.  Attendees must register through their local CAC.

CEUs: Certificates of attendance will be available that include necessary information for the BSRB. (BSRB only pre-approves CEU courses for Social Workers at this time)

Training Requirements
Pre-training: Free online basic TF-CBT training (10 hrs) at
(Pre-training certificate to be submitted to auroramyersks(at) by 11/13/17)
Post-training: Free 12 semi-monthly supervision conference calls

(Not included: TF-CBT certification exam, which is not a requirement for CAC partnership)

How to Register

Contact your local Child Advocacy Center for approval.  Next, complete the online basic training requirement and submit certificate to Aurora Myers at auroramyersks(at) by 11/13/17 to receive confirmation & lodging information.  Questions? Please contact your local CAC or Aurora Myers, Executive Director of Children’s Advocacy Centers of KS, at auroramyersks(at)


Offered through Children’s Advocacy Centers of Kansas, Inc, with funding assistance from Children’s Justice Act.  Many thanks to Child Advocacy Center of Sedgwick County for their assistance.

What is TF-CBT?
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for children and adolescents impacted by trauma that includes participation by their parents or caregivers. Research shows that TF-CBT successfully resolves a broad array of emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with single, multiple, and complex trauma experiences.

This session will be taught by Roy Van Tassell, MS LPC. Roy is Director of Trauma and Evidence-based Interventions for Cenpatico and he provides training in trauma, assessment, evidenced-based interventions and consultation to providers and the community. He has been a member of the federally-funded National Child Traumatic Stress Network since 2003. His professional background over the last 35 years is diverse & includes a range of work with children to seniors in residential, inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospital settings. Roy has trained nationally in 24 states and is one of currently 70 master trainer/consultants for TF-CBT.

For companion information on trauma & trauma informed care (appropriate for all professionals):

For companion information on trauma assessment tools & their uses:

State and National Conferences

National Children’s Alliance Leadership Conference, Washington, DC (usually in June)

National Symposium on Child Abuse and Neglect, Huntsville, AL  (usually in April)

San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA (usually in January/February)

Crimes Against Children Conference, Dallas, TX (usually in August)

Kansas Crime Victims Rights Conference, Topeka/Wichita, KS (usually in spring)

KCSL Governor’s Conference on Child Abuse, Topeka/Wichita, KS (usually in fall)

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