President’s Message

Ohio Chapter AFCC

AFCC is the premier international and interdisciplinary association of professionals dedicated to the resolution of family conflict. AFCC’s mission is to provide family court connected professionals with tools to design and to create the best possible programs and services for families. AFCC’s members include judicial officers, attorneys, mediators, guardians, parenting coordinators, evaluators, mental health providers, researchers, academics, court administrators, and public policy makers. Members strive to work collaboratively to improve Ohio’s domestic relations, juvenile and probate courts.

The goal of the Ohio Chapter is to validate and to implement AFCC’s mission. To meet this goal the Ohio Chapter will provide leadership, training, and education about current research, innovative programs, and best practices to help members achieve the best possible outcomes for children and families. Collaboration with other organizations is also an important focus for the Chapter. This website will provide notice and updates about upcoming workshops and conferences. Another goal is to direct members to resources that help them improve their practice. We look forward to moving to meeting the important goals of the Chapter and to serving our members.

Magistrate Rosalind Florez
President, AFCC Ohio Chapter

About Us



A justice system in which all professionals work collaboratively through education, support, and access to services to achieve the best possible outcome for children and families.


The Ohio Chapter of AFCC is a child-focused organization working to enhance the well-being of children and families through the development of dispute resolution processes with a forum of interdisciplinary professionals.

Commitment to Vision

Commitment to Mission and Vision Statement

Through multi-disciplinary education events and collaborative projects, the Chapter works to improve the Ohio justice system to improve access to services that improve the lives of families.


The Ohio Chapter of AFCC was founded in 2014 as a collaboration of judges, magistrates, attorneys, mental health professionals, and dispute resolution experts to encourage membership of local professionals to the parent organization, to provide to-notch local training opportunities, and to improve the network of professionals committed to the well-being of families and children.

Local Events

Save the date!

Join the Ohio chapter of AFCC for the annual education event and member meeting.

The 2020 event is on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.


For information about the 2019 past event, check out the links below:

2019 Conference Flyer

2019 Conference Agenda

2019 Conference Outline

2019 Faculty Bios

Power Point Handout for Plenary Session on Custody Investigations

Power Point Handout for Specialized Dockets

To register, visit: Eventbrite

AFCC Ohio- Children Playing

National Events


AFCC Fall Conference

Integrating Research into Practice and Policy: The Impact on Families and Children

October 31 - November 2, 2019

Omni William Penn Hotel
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Chapter Updates

Conference Agenda & Faculty Bios

2019 Conference Documents 2019 Conference Agenda 2019 Conference Outline 2019 Faculty Bios Power Point Handout for Plenary Session on Custody Investigations Power Point Handout for Specialized Dockets 2019 Meeting Agenda   2018 Conference Documents 2018 Faculty Bios 2018 AFCC Ohio Chapter Meeting Agenda 2017 Meeting Minutes

Annual Meeting Announcement

The 2019 AFCC Ohio Chapter meeting will be held at noon on Wednesday April 3, 2019, at the Quest Conference Center (8405 Pulsar Place, Columbus, OH 43240). This meeting will be held in conjunction with our annual education event titled, “Rules, Rules, Rules… How do the rules make children’s lives better?” Click to view: 2019 Meeting […]

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