The ACT Program has been successfully adopted and hosted by a variety of organizations and institutions in the United States as well as in other countries. As a result, there are many sites where professionals can attend ACT facilitator workshops.

The ACT training mission includes:

  • Promotion of the program through media, social media and networks
  • Organization of training workshops for professionals
  • Technical assistance to those implementing the program in their areas
  • Conduction of program evaluation studies

U.S. Training Sites

Florida

Miami

Headquarters: The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment/University of Miami

ACT Coordinator: Trish Ramsay, MA

Massachusetts

Boston 

Headquarters: Brandeis University, Lemberg Children’s Center

ACT Coordinator: Howard Baker, MPH

Michigan 

Newago 

Headquarters: Freelancers--Retired from Newaygo County Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect

ACT Coordinators: Paula Bender, Karen Kroll

Missouri

Kansas City, MO

Headquarters: Children’s Mercy Hospital

ACT Coordinator: Tanya Burrell

New Jersey

Morris County

Headquarters: Child and Family Services Referral Center

ACT Coordinator: Rebekka Zeydel

New York

Bronx

Headquarters: Puerto Rican Family Insitute

ACT Coordinator: Milton Fuentes, PsyD

Ohio

Lima

Headquarters: Partnership for Violence-Free Families

ACT Coordinator: Donna Dickman


Toledo

Headquarters: University of Toledo, College of Medicine

ACT Coordinator: Michele Knox, PhD


Dayton

Headquarters: Wright State University

ACT Coordinator: Janeece Warfield, PhD

Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh

Headquarters: Allegheny County Health Department

ACT Coordinator: Heather Arenth


Greensburg

Headquarters: Family Services of Western Pennsylvania

ACT Coordinator: Robert Brinker

Puerto Rico

Carolina

Headquarters: Joel Institute

ACT Coordinator: Shiara Francisquini Oquendo, PhD

Virginia

Newport News

Headquarters: Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital

ACT Coordinator: Delores Greene-Price, M.Ed.


Reston

Headquarters: Family Services Network

ACT Coordinator: Astrid Gamez

Washington, DC

Headquarters: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology/DC Campus

ACT Coordinator: Milton Fuentes, PsyD

Wisconsin

La Crosse

Headquarters: Gundersen Health System

ACT Coordinator: Jeff Reiland


Madison

Headquarters: 

ACT Coordinator: Myra Mcnair

Overseas Training Sites

Bosnia

Banja Luka

Headquarters: In Fondacia

ACT Coordinator: Branka Ivanovic

Brazil

Curitiba

Headquarters: Universidade Tuiuti

ACT Coordinator: Gabriela Reyes, PhD


Porto Alegre

Headquarters: Pontificia Universidade Catolica/Departamento de Psicologia

ACT Coordinator: Luisa Habigzang, Phd


Ribeirao Preto

Headquarters: Universidade de São Paulo/Faculdade de Medicina

ACT Coordinator: Maria Beatriz Linhares, PhD


Seropedica (Rio de Janeiro)

Headquarters: Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro

ACT Coordinator: Ana Claudia Peixoto, PhD

Colombia

Cali

Headquarters: Universidad Javeriana de Cali

ACT Coordinator: Maria Clara Cuevas Jaramillo, PhD


Medellin

Headquarters: 

ACT Coordinator: Natalia Cardenas Zuluaga, PhD

Email: ncardenas@ces.edu.co

Croatia

Zagreb

Headquarters: Croatia Psychological Association

ACT Coordinator: Kamea Jaman, PhD

Ecuador

Quito

Headquarters: Fundacion Wanarina

ACT Coordinator: Andrea Armijos

Greece

Athens

Headquarters: Greek Psychological Association

ACT Coordinator: Pantelis Proios, MS

Guatemala

Guatemala City

Headquarters: Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

ACT Coordinator: Ana Alicia Cobar, PhD

Japan

Tokyo

Headquarters: Alliant International University/Master’s Program in Japan 

ACT Coordinator: Nahoko Nishizawa, PsyD

Peru

Lima

Headquarters: Universidad San Martin de Porres

ACT Coordinator: Patricia Barrig, PhD


Headquarters: Centro Crianza Positiva

ACT Coordinator: Gina Graham, MS

Portugal

Lisboa

Headquarters: Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Psicologia

ACT Coordinator: Luisa Barros, PhD


Viseu

Headquarters: Instituto Politecnico de Viseu

ACT Coordinator: Catia Magalhaes, PhD

Taiwan

Taipei City

Headquarters: National Chengchi University College of Education

ACT Coordinator: Trista Juhnsin Fu, PhD

Turkey

Izmir

Headquarters: EGE University

ACT Coordinator: Aysun Dogan, PhD