Conference Registration

2 Upcoming Events and Conferences: - Scroll down to #2 for Meet the Chief information.

​1. ​​​​March 29, 2019 - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

A 2019 Perspective on Removal: Social Science Research, Case Law, and Best Practices

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Keynote Speaker: Michael Saini, Ph.D.,

Associate Professor of Social Work
Co-Director, Combined Social Work and Law Program; University of Toronto, Toronto Canada


Regis College, Wellesley St., Weston, MA, for directions click here.

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Register via mail: Print out this brochure and follow the mailing instructions. 

CE Credit: The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) parent organization is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. AFCC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. The conference is approved for 7.0 hours of continuing education for psychologists. Applications for continuing education for S.W., L.M.F.T., L.M.H.C. L.M.H.C., CPCS/CAFL and categories E/F GAL and PC credits have been made.

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2. Meet the Chief - April 11, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Board of the Massachusetts Chapter of AFCC is pleased to offer its members a special opportunity to interact with Chief Justice John D. Casey and one another at a cocktail reception.

Date:  Thursday, April 11, 2019

Location: Four Points Sheraton, 1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike in Norwood

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Agenda: Please join us for cocktails and mingling between 5:00 – 6:00pm, Chief Justice Casey’s comments from 6:00 – 7:00pm, and dessert and coffee between 7:00 – 8:00pm.

Cost: $15.00

Register: -click here to register

The Board has identified two topics for the Chief Justice to consider: the Parent Coordinator Standing Order, and, maximizing the effectiveness of Guardian ad Litem investigations.  Chief Justice Casey will discuss the Court’s needs and interests.  Through questions submitting in advance, our members can share their experiences with the new PC Standing Order and experiences with GAL appointments in order to allow the Chief to reflect back on our specific concerns during his comments.

All members are welcome to send written questions for Chief Justice Casey in advance to Rebecca Ryan, the administrator for our chapter at  Please submit your questions on or before April 1, 2019.

This event is limited to current members and offered as a member benefit at the subsidized cost of $15.00 per person.  Cash bar.  Attendance is limited, so do not miss out!!

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​​Past Conference Handouts - from the April 4, 2018, MA AFCC Conference - click here for handouts.



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AFCC 56th Annual Conference

The Future of Family Justice: International Innovations

May 29-June 1, 2019
Westin Harbour Castle
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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