Stand for Children, America

It’s 4 am, and I should be sleeping, but I’m not. Like many of you, I am taking in the news, and I am overwhelmed that we are separating children from their families. We are warehousing them in places where there aren’t enough loving adults to help them feel safe. They are surrounded by chain-link fences. Perhaps they feel caged, like animals or criminals, although they too deserve better. And now I hear that they are cold. Cold, tired, hungry, scared children without loving arms to hold and rock them.

We are breaking their hearts and ours at the same time. We are doing this, and we know it is wrong.

It is 4 am, and I should be sleeping, or maybe not. The children are not sleeping. They are not ok, and this is something that our country is doing. Maybe we all need to wake up. We know this is wrong. We don’t need research or mental health professionals to prove this. When we see what is happening, our bodies feel it. Our hearts are heavy. Our stomachs churn. This is the feeling of wrong. If we have to look away to deal with the feelings it brings up, we know it’s not ok.

And yes, there are too many things in our world that make us feel this way. It is too easy to feel overwhelmed by waves of human-made pain and horror. But this time we need to look. We need to feel the pain because we are causing this. If you think of yourself as an American, and I do, then this is being done in our name.

And the truth is, as someone once pointed out to me, these kids are Americans too. They may be from Central or South America, but they are Americans, and we need to recognize that pain travels just like pollution. In an age where we can go around the world in a day, where a message is sent in a second, why would we think that pain will remain where it started? Pain won’t stay contained behind borders or walls or wire fences. It may take time for it to spread but then we will wish that we stopped it sooner because we will see that we have forced those children and our children and our grandchildren to deal with the consequences of pain that we created.

Our children and grandchildren will see images and hear the stories of how we, the people of the United States of America, harmed children, and when they become aware of this reality, and it will be in the history books, they will ask a simple question. Why?

Each of us needs to imagine how we will respond, and if you have an answer that allows you to support this or stand passively by while this is happening, think deeply about whether it will stand the test of time. Think deeply about how you will defend it on your deathbed and beyond. Think also about those who have separated children from their parents, those working at the border who have been the instruments of cruel action. If they are not yet parents, imagine them as new parents holding their child lovingly in their arms. Will political reasoning enable them to justify what they did? Or, looking again into a child’s eyes, will they feel overwhelmed by the gut-wrenching pain of wrong? Will their parenting and families be haunted by their past actions?

I know we do not need researchers or mental health professionals to know that this is wrong, but I am both. In over two decades of work as a researcher, therapist, supervisor, consultant, and trainer working with children under age 6 who have experienced trauma, I have been entrusted with over 1000 stories of over 1000 families from around the world. Everything the research, other experts, and the families have taught me makes me know that what we are doing is wrong.

Here is what the families and their stories have taught me. When we are little and grown-ups harm us or fail to protect us, without acknowledgment and repair, the effects endure. In the absence of other protective relationships and other models of relationships, these experiences teach us that this is “the way” relationships are. People will leave us. They might harm us. We can’t trust others. These experiences also shape the way we might answer the following questions: Am I capable? Am I valuable? Am I loveable? When the harm is magnified by society, then we are truly stranded. We are without refuge, without protection, without a healthy model of how we deserve to be treated.

As child trauma therapists, my colleagues and I spend our days repairing harm. We partner with families. We hear stories of children who have been harmed. We hear stories of parents who have been harmed. We hear stories of the way our systems sometimes supported and often failed families. We also hear the stories of those who have harmed others. Haunted by their own actions some seek support to help their families move from pain and harm to safety and connection. It is hard work, and it is beautiful. When children are able to truly share their experiences with someone who loves them, when they are reconnected with loving arms that now hold and protect them, they blossom. When parents deeply acknowledge their own and their children’s experiences, they breathe and are able to raise their kids in ways they may not have known as children. The feeling in our bodies changes from pain and separation to connection and hope.

Across our country, we are starting to hear the stories of the children who have been separated from their families. We are working to repair harm that should never have been caused. In the next 20 years, we expect also to hear the stories of the families on the other side of this tragedy, those who separated children at the border, those who worked in the detention centers. It is hard to harm or witness harm to children and not develop PTSD.

Those of us who do this work are also bearing the burden of pain caused by this societal violence. These political actions are breaking the hearts of the children and families, and they are breaking ours at the same time. Therapists, teachers, medical professionals, child welfare workers, attorneys, court personnel and so many more of us, we are also paying the price for these policies, and I imagine we will continue to do for decades.

The purpose of society is to protect its members. Throughout history, we have drawn lines defining who we feel is in our circle and who should be under protection. Surely though within our core beliefs we can agree that children are the future of our world, and it is our responsibility as good and loving grown-ups to protect or at the very least to not harm them.

It’s 6 am and maybe those kids that we are holding in our hearts are waking up if they even slept at all on the cold, hard floors. They deserve to have someone tell them that the nightmare is over, or at the very least, that grown-ups may have our deeply felt disagreements, but we all agree that children are precious. They are our future, and we will work together and think deeply about how to make their lives and our world more humane and kind. We do this for the sake of the children who are suffering and for the sake of our own children who will also bear the burden of this human-caused pain. We are taking a stand for children.

I am writing this letter to represent the voices of my fellow colleagues, and I am inviting those of you who share these views to sign below and add your voices to ours. Share this letter with the politicians who represent your voices and add your thoughts. Let them know that as people in the helping professions, those who work on the frontlines to help families heal from trauma, we will not stand by and let cruelty happen. We will not stand by while our society abuses and harms children. You are not harming children in our name. We do not support policies that harm children, and we will not support those who write, vote for or implement policies that harm children.

If you would like to add your name, please complete this very brief survey. In addition, to listing your name and title as you want it shown, we are trying to collect state and zip code data, so we can generate a map. This way, we will be able to see and show others how many of us are partnering and taking a stand for children.

If you would like to add your agency as a supporter, or if you  have other comments or suggestions for action, please email admin@childtraumasf.com using the subject line: I Support Stand for Children, America. 

Written July 4, 2019

Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Child Trauma Research Program, University of California, San Francisco
Director of Dissemination and Implementation of Child-Parent Psychotherapy

With the Support of: 

Alicia F. Lieberman, Ph.D.
Irving B. Harris Endowed Chair in Infant Mental Health
Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development
UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Director, Child Trauma Research Program

Ann Chu, Ph.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, San Francisco
Associate Director of Dissemination for Child–Parent Psychotherapy

Mindy Kronenberg, Ph.D., IMH-EⓇ
Clinician and Co-Editor of Treating Traumatized Children

Carmen Rosa Noroña LCSW, MS.Ed.,CEIS

Linda Apperson, Mom and Grammy. In memory of Patricia Van Horn. Milwaukie, Oregon 97267

Barbara Van Horn, Ph.D.
And in memory of Patricia Van Horn whose outrage at this would know no bounds!

In Partnership with Other CPP Trainers (alphabetical order)


Stephanie Albury, MA, LPCC, IMH-E III

Debby Bassett, MA, 97068
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Leslie Brown

Griselda Oliver Bucio, LMFT

Deborah Burg-Schnirman, LCSW, Petaluma, CA 94952

Nancy Close, PhD, IMH-IV
Assistant Professor
Clinical Director Parent and Family Development Program
Yale Child Study Center

Kay Martel Connors, LCSW-C

Mindy Davis, LICSW Vancouver, WA 98682

Amy B. Dickson, PsyD

Tina Dorow, LCSW

Jane Ellison, LMFT, Nurturing Possibilities , Infant and Early Childhood Mental Heath Consultant St. Cloud, MN 56303 

Nancy Ezra, Ph.D.

Angela Fultz, M.A. LPC-S, Oklahoma City, OK  73106
Endorsed Infant Mental Health Specialist (IMH-E®-III)

Lili Gray, LCSW, MSSA

Carole Graybill, LCSW

Abby Halloran, LCSW, IMH-E®️-III

Deborah Harris, LISW, IMH-E®IV
Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation and Training

Kathleen Hipke, PhD, IMH-E®️-IV

Barbara Jessing, MS, MFT

Fontenelle House Omaha, NE

Joaniko Kohchi, MPhil, LCSW, IMH-E
Director, Institute for Parenting
Adelphi University

Ashleigh Kraft, MA, LPC

Patricia Lakatos, Ph. D, Psychologist & Infant-Family Mental Health Specialist

Julie A. Larrieu, PhD.

Stacey Leakey Gurule, PhD, IMH-E, IMHM, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Jenks, OK 74037

Jessica Lertora, LCSW-C, Social Worker Frederick, MD 21702

Sheila M Marcus, MD, Service Chief Child Psychiatry. University of Michigan

​Maricella Mendez-Sherwin, Ph.D.

Heather Nelson LCSW, MSSEd, IMH-E III, Taos, NM 87557

Beth Pettinelli, LCSW, Social worker Chicago, Illinois 60626

Donna Potter, LCSW

Martha Robb, Ph.D., Psychologist

Ana M. Rodriguez, Ph.D.

​Betsy Rogers, LCSW, IMH-E®
Endorsed Infant Mental Health Mentor
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant

Kate Rosenblum, PhD, IMH-E
Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics & Gynecology
Co-Director of the Women and Infants Mental Health Program and Zero to Thrive
University of Michigan

Rebecca Shahmoon-Shanok, LCSW, PhD, Collaborations for Growth

Karen Smith, Clinical Social Worker, Infant Mental Health Specialist Ann Arbor , Mi 48109

​Sarah Strong, LCSW, IMH-E®, Mental Health Therapist Madison, WI 53717

Haruko Watanabe, Program Manager/Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant/Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist Seattle, WA 98126

Erica Wilheim, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, NYU School of Medicine, Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone

Marian Williams, Licensed Psychologist and California Endorsed Infant-Family Mental Health Specialist and Reflective Practice Mentor, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Cassie Yackley, Psy.D., PLLC
Licensed Psychologist (NH)r

In Partnership with CPP Trainers from Around the World (in alphabetical order)

Paula David, Ph.D.,

Haruv Institute, Jerusalem, Israel

Organizational Supporters

​Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health (CoAIMH) Staff and Board, Lakewood, CO 80226

Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health (CT-AIMH) staff and Board of Directors, New Haven, CT 06520

​New York State Association for Infant Mental Health, 11576

Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health, Providence, RI 02906

​Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC), Professional Organization, Alexandria, VA 22304

Additional Supporters in Our Community (in alphabetical order)

Angela Ackerman , MA, LPCC, Early Childhood Therapist Pillager, MN 56473

Francisca Acosta, Therapist Alhambra, CA 91803

Tara Adams, BSW Los Alamos, NM

Laura Augustson, M.S. AMFT, Infant, child, adolescent, and family therapist Fresno, CA 93720

Tara Allen, LMSW IMH-E, Belding, Michigan 48809

Sergio Aguilar-Gaxiola, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
Director, Center for Reducing Health Disparities (CRHD)
Director, California Reducing Disparities Project (CRDP) Technical Assistance Latino Provider
University of California, Davis, Health

Vanessa Aguirre Da Silva, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker Marlborough, MA 01752

Adnan Ahmed, Psychiatrist, Psychiatrist Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422

Heather Alesch, PsyD

Celeste Allen, MD, Pediatrician Oakland, CA 94611

Mayra Alvarado, LCSW, Los Angeles, CA 90022

Abigail Alvarez-Quiles, LCSW

Aurora Álvarez, LMSW, Social Worker Las Cruces, NM 88011

Shawn Amador, LCSW Author, Therapist, School Social Worker

Nelly Amariglio, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

Kristy Amory, mother

​Janet Amundson, Child therapist Gilby, ND 58235

Ashley Anderson, LMSW, IMH-E®️, Infant family specialist/Early Childhood Education Social Worker Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783

​Kristen Anderson, Ph.D., mom and nana of three

Sara Anderson, Clinician, Social worker Chicago, Illinois 60657

Rena Arcaro-McPhee, Professional school/mental health Counselor , School adjustment counselor/therapist Wrentham , MA 02093

Yesenia Arreola , LCSW, Berwyn , IL 60402

Kelly G. Arteaga, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

Ana G. Aviles. ASW, Bilingual Family Clinician, Through the Looking Glass, Berkeley, CA 94703

Rachael Baker, Social Worker Amherst, OH 44001

Joanne Balok, Child/Family Therapist Portland, OR 97229

Claude Barbre, MDiv, PhD, LP

Jill Kirby Barbre, MSEd, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor, Erikson Institute , Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Special Educator Chicago, Illinois 60613

Tania Hernandez Baullosa, Research Assistant/Institute for Innovation and Implementation, Baltimore, MD 21218

Monica Becerra, M.A., Doctoral Candidate at Southern Illinois University Counseling Psychology Program and proud daughter of immigrants

Patrice Bedford , Secondary Teacher Newberry, MI 49868

"Shannon Bekman, PhD, IMH-E, Director, Right Start for Colorado, President-Elect, Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health, Clinical Psychologist Denver, CO 80230"

Roxanne Bellotti, LCSW

CB Benway, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, PMHCNS-BC, Hagerstown, MD 21742

Anat Ben-Zvi, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Jessica Berbaum, Student El prado, NM 87529

Rebecca Berg, MA OTR/L, Infant Mental Health Provider

Lauren Berkovits, PhD, Psychologist Aurora, CO 80045

LInda Berkowitz , LMHC

Adam Berndt, Parent, Belmont, MA 02478

Virginia (Ginger) Bial, LCSW

Abigail Bilderback, Clinical Psychologist, Carbondale, IL 62902

Lindsey Biggs, LMSW, IMH-E, Infant Mental Health Supervisor, Detroit, MI

Jamie Block , LPC , Little Rock , Arkansas 72223

Abigail Bocanegra, MA, LMFTA, Spokane, WA 99218

Amanda Boe, MA, MFT-I , Infant and early childhood mental health consultant. Sparks , NV 89434

Evelyn Boonyarit, LCSW

Adriana Bowen L.M.H.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107

Melissa Bowman, PhD, LCSW, Brooklyn, NY

Michael Bovee, Independent filmmaker, San Diego, CA 92104-4951

Erika Braxton-White, MSW, Inglewood, Ca 90305

Kari Brenberg, MSW, LICSW, Mom

Margie Brickley, Bank Street College of Education Infant and Family Development and Early Intervention Program, Faculty and Advisor New York , NY 10025

Allison Briscoe-Smith, Associate Professor Wright Institute Psychologist , Berkeley , Ca 94704

Michelle Brannon, LMFT, Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Long Beach , CA 90815

Lindsey Brown, Dr., Psychologist San Francisco, CA 94109

Mark Brown, Pediatric Chaplain, Memphis, TN 38107

Maria Brown, LMFT, Children Services - Adoption SW Stockton , Ca 95203

Mary Jane Brown MA,LLPC, Lansing,Michigan

Tina Broussard, AMFT, AMFT Hayward, CA 94541

Keri Brugger, Licensed Independent Mental Health Practioner, Mental health therapist Albion, NE 68620

Laura Bruscantini, Miami , FL 33126

Brenda Bryant, MSW Student, Direct Service Professional Glastonbury, CT 06033

Sarah Bunn, MS, MMT, Early Childhood Educator Knoxville, TN 37931

Amy Buss, Educator Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Margo Candelaria, Assistant Research Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work, psychologist Baltimore, MD 21201

Claire Byers, LMHC, ET Somerville, MA 02478

Brigett Calderon, Therapist Phoenix, AZ 85051

Marilyn Calik, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Social Worker Chicago, IL 60646

Dawn Capelli, LICSW, Providence, RI

Desiree Caporaso, Social Worker-infant/toddler specific Shelton , CT 06484

Yvonne Cardoza, LCSW, Whittier, CA 90601

Barbara Carl, Associate Professor of Teaching, Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University , Middletown , PA 17057

Crystal Carmany, Counselor New Philadelphia , OH 44663

Denise Carrillo , LCSW, Psychiatric Social Worker Salinas , CA 93901

Chuck Carroll Retired Teacher, Christian, Church Board Chairman, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Uncle, Great Uncle, Husband, Human Being, Stewart, Ohio 45778

Melissa Caruso, LLMSW, IMH-E, Early childhood mental health therapist Plymouth , MI 48170

Lorien Castelle , Director of Prevention, state wide coalition against domestic violence, Director of Prevention for statewide domestic violence coalition and faculty for a training institute on child welfare as well as faculty for a national training organization on domestic violence trauma and mental health Rochester, NY 14617

Cynthia Castillo, LMSW, NY 07026

Amanda Castro, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Therapy Partners of the Peninsula , Burlingame , CA 94010

Sarah Cella, Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist Los Angeles, CA 91775

Griselda Cervantez, MSW

Jennifer Champagne, Early Childhood Consultant, Oakland County, MI 48360

Elizabeth Chapman, LMSW, Social Worker Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Cheryl Charles, Ph.D., CEO Emerita, Children & Nature Network. Westminster, Vermont

Eleanor Charlton, RN Franklin, NH 03235

Amy Chavarria, LPCC, Clinical Director and Mental Health Therapist children/adolescents, Hobbs, New Mexico.

Denise A Chavira, PhD, Professor of Psychology UCLA

Susan Chinitz, Infant Mental Health Consultant, Psychologist New York, NY 10026

Ashley Chisum, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Esther Chon, PhD, Pasadena, CA 91101

Belinda Christensen, Philadelphia, PA 19050

Carmela Ciciolla, mother of three, Jeweler Neponsit , NY 11694

Kristin Cipolla , LISW, Cleveland , OH 44141

Lucia Ciciolla , Ph.D., IMH-E®, Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University Stillwater , Oklahoma 74074

Catherine Classen, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco, Psychologist , 94608

Marianne Cleary, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Clinician, Berkeley, CA 94708

Rachel Clee, LMFT, IF-ECMHS, RPF-II, San Francisco, CA

Noelle Cochran, PsyD, Symbio, Inc., Co-Founder San Francisco CA

Bonnie Cohen,LCSW

Jessica Cohen, Phd, LP Minneapolis, MN Better Birth Coalition

Nataly Cohen, LCSW Playa del Rey, CA

Katherine Cohen-Filipic, Ph.D., LCSW, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 14850

Don Cohon, PhD, Psychologist

Nataly Cohen, LCSW , Playa del Rey , CA 90293

Francesca Cole-Barnes, MA, LCPC, Therapist and Consultant

Tammy Conrad, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT Monroe, LA 71201

Kendra Cook LPC/MHSP, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, Kingsport Tennessee

Autumn Cooper, LPC, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist Pauls Valley, OK 73075

Karen Cornwell, LCSW, Little Rock, Arkansas

Laura Cotto, LMSW, IMHE Infant Family Specialist, Clinical Supervisor Groton, CT 06340

Molly J. Couto, MA, PPS, High School Counselor

Andrea Covarrubias, School Audiometrist, mom of three

Cathleen Cramer, Teacher/Artist/Mom Chicago, Illinois 60625

Tricia Crannell, LMFT, Early Childhood Mental Consultant

Shannon CrossBear, Human being

Colleen Crowley, LCSW, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Denver, Colorado 80207

Adriana Cuestas, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Endorsed Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, CalAIMH board member, CPP therapist

Caralee Cumming, LCSW, Child Therapist Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Sarah Cunningham, LCSW, Child and Family Therapist Berkeley, Ca 94708

Megan Curionr, Nurse Davis, CA 95618

Kelly Curtis-Hughes, LMFT, RPT, Early Childhood Trauma Therapist

Emma Cushey, PA 15219

Justin D’Avella, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist Oakland, CA

Kristy DaCosta, Parent, teacher, ABA therapist Bristol , CT

Karen Daley, FQHC Psychotherapist UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Oakland, CA 94618

Kate Dando, MSW, LICSW, Infant Mental Health Specialist level III Minnetonka, MN 55305

Margaret Davis, MA, LPC, IMH-E®, Infant Mental Health-Clinical Mentor, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Boulder, CO

Rosella DeAlva-Guerrero, Associate marriage and family therapist, Early childhood bilingual clinician Daly City, CA 94015

Marion DelGiudice, MS, CAS, Seaford, NY 11783

Rebecca DelGiudice, LMSW, MS IMH-DP, Social Worker & Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant based in Queens, NY

Marilyn Deling , Retired MCH Public Health Manager, Rochester , MN 55902

Margareth Del Cid, Clinical Child Psychologist San Francisco, CA 94110

Maria Del Rio, MS, AMFT, APPC, Mental Health Clinician San Bruno, CA 94066

Carla Denner, LCSW, Petaluma, CA

Katie Demick, LCSW, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist Sarasota, Florida 34235

Sarah Deurloo, Infant toddler mental health clinician, Tucson , AZ 85716

SaLuann DeVoss, Psychologist Oakland, CA 94618

Lele Diamond, PsyD, Symbio, Inc., Co-Founder

Susan Dickstein, PhD., IMH-E, Executive Director, Rhode Island Association for Infant Mental Health , Board President, Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, Providence, RI 02906

Elizabeth DiLauro, Senior Director of Advocacy, ZERO TO THREE , Kensington, MD 20895

Monica Dirr, LCSW, Therapist for young children and their families, Chicago, IL 60660

Colleen O. Dillon, Clinical Psychologist and faculty, School of Nursing University of Washington, Early childhood faculty Seattle, WA 98125

Audrey Dobbins, LPC, RPT

Shannon Dodani, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

Mary E. Dodd, M.A,  IMH-E®, Infant Mental Health Mentor - Clinical, Early Childhood Consultant and Trainer, Reflective Supervisor, Cortez, CO 81321

Renee Z. Dominguez, Clinical Psychologist, Executive Director Wilmette, IL 60091

Jill Donelan, Clinical Psychologist, Tariffville, CT 06081

Shanna Donhauser, LICSW, Child and Family Therapist, Happy Nest Seattle WA 98103

Laurie Donovan, LMFT, LCSW, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Worker Austin, Texas 78749

Chere Douglas, Mother, LMFT, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist , LMFT Alameda, CA 94501

Shannon Dow, LCSW, Clinical Director Knoxville , TN 37920

Jennifer Dowd Furlong, MOT, OTR/L, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, El Cajon,CA 92020

Felicia Downs, LCSW, Infant and early childhood mental health consultant Monroe, LA 71203

​Erica Downs-Karai , PsyD.

Maria Veronica Doyle, LCSW

Stephanie Drabble, LCSW. Philadelphia PA 19104

Cathann Dragone-Gutierrez LPCC

Mona Duncan, LPC, Therapist Bixby, OK 74008

Kendra Dunlap, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist , Oakland, CA 94610

Sarah Dupre, Southington, CT 06489

Jeanne Du Rivage, MA, OTR/L, SEP, Occupational therapist Santa Fe, NM 87507

Jessica Dym Bartlett, Director of Early Childhood Research, Child Trends, Researcher, Social Worker Acton, MA 01720

Victoria Eagle, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist

C. Chheng Ear, Clinical Social Worker, Los Angeles, CA 90032

Jillian Early, LCSW, San Diego, CA 92101

Carol Noddings Eichinger, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant DeForest, WI 53532

Faith Eidson, LMSW, IECMH-E, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Mentor
Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health

​Angela Eischens, MA, LMFT, Family Therapist Minneapolis, MN 55419

​Jane E Eisenstark, Unitarian Church of Berkeley, CA, retired Kensington, CA 94708

Adrienne Elhai, Ph.D. mom & psychologist, Toledo, Ohio

Kathleen Ellers, MS, LPCS

Amber Ellis Seguine, Newcastle , CA 95658

​Kate Epperly, Rev.Dr. Minister of Justice and Advocacy for Families and Children, DHM Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in US and Canada, Pastoral Counselor and Faith Formation Educator Centerville, MA 02632

Rachel Eshel, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist Durham, NC 27705

Carrie Estrada, LCSW, Child and Family Trauma Therapist, Elgin, IL 60124

Phil Ewing, Parent, Grandparent, Veteran, Construction Proj.Mgr. Munnsville, NY 13409

Patricia Exley, Retired Nevada City, CA 85959

Cara Fairfax, LCSW

Dinah Farrington, MD, Tutor Troy, NY 12169

Maggie Faulkenberry, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, 98368

Sarah Feaster, LMSW, IMH-E, Child Therapist Holland, Michigan 49424

Joshua D. Feder, MD, Child and Family Psychiatry

Ashley Fehringer, MPH, Early Childhood Training and Coaching Specialist Baltimore, MD 21202

Susan Benjamin Feingold, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Specialist in Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Chicago, Illinois 60610

Brijan Fellows, LCSW-C, program director, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Secure Starts Clinic

Kalinda Ferguson, MSW, CSWA, Child and Family Therapist, Oregon

Sheila Margarita Fernández Hiraldo, LLMSW, Brownstown, MI 48174

Dafne Finkler LCSW, MS.Ed. New York

Katie Fischer, Mental Health Consultant, Madison, WI 53593

Sarah Fitzgibbons, Infant Mental Health Mentor-Clinical Rochester, NY 14618

Elizabeth Fletcher, Concerned Citizen, Family Services Manager Eureka, CA 95501

Ava Floyd, MA (PsyD Doctoral Candidate), Massachusetts

Debbie Foley, MSW Early Childhood Mental Consultant, Gilbert, AZ 85296

Alice Forrester, PhD, CEO Clifford Beers

Tamar Fortgang, Documentarian and Theater Artist, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Rev. Dr. Lisa R. Fortuna, MD, MPH, M.Div
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Clergy, Episcopal Church USA

Joann Foster, MA, LPC Michigan

Brittany Fowler, Licensed Professional Counselor, Tulsa, OK 74037

Jolene Francoeur, Teacher Somersworth , NH 03878

Sarah Francois-Bouton, MSSW

Steven Frankel, MD, Associate clinical professor of Psychiatry, UCSF

Brenda Franken, Social Worker, Rochester, MN 55901

Emily Fried, LCSW, MSEd, IMH-E®️(III), Boulder, Co 80302

Robert Friedberg, Head of Pediatric Behavioral Health Emphasis Palo Alto University, Palo Alto, CA 95136

Danielle Friedman, LCSW , Psychotherapist Santa Clara , CA 95050

Dawn Friedman, Counselor Worthington, OH 43085

Fraeda Friedman, Social Worker Chicago, IL 60202

Stacey Frymier, LPCC, LPAT-ATR, IMH-E (IV-C), Clinical Director, Las Cumbres Community Services Santa Fe, NM 87505

Raquel G, Social worker Hermiston, Or 97838

Sharon GancarzDavies, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant Children’s Bureau of New Orleans, Social Worker New Orleans, Louisiana 70115

Karen Garber, LICSW CEIS

​Lourdes Garcia, LCSW, Oakland , CA 94602

Jackie Garn, MSSA, LSW, Social Worker Cleveland , Ohio 44135

Irán García, PhD

Kimberly Gascoigne, MSW, LICSW, Healthy Families Home Visitor Minneapolis, MN 55418

Pamela Gaynor, Sewickley, Pennsylvania 15143

Cindy Geiger, MA, LPC, IMH-E, Infant & Early Child Mental Health Specialist and Clinician, Canon City, CO

​Tala Ghantous, LCSW, Oakland, CA 946190

Laelia Gilborn, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Child Therapist, Therapist Washington, DC 20003

Karen Gilman, Clinical social worker, Los Angeles, CA 90004

Eve Gilmore, Parent, Early Childhood Advocate, Executive Director, early education and care advocate Worcester, MA 01602

Lindsay Gilpatrick, LCSW, Raleigh, NC 27607

Kim Gilsdorf, Program Officer, Perigee Fund, Seattle, WA 98118

Eva Glaser, LPC, BC-DMT, Colorado 80223

Hilary Glassman, LSW, Mental Health Center of Denver, Mental Health Clinician Denver, CO 80207

Tara Glenn, LCSW. IMH-E, Infant Mental Health Therapist Tulsa, Ok 74114

Denise Godfrey-Pinn, PhD, IFEC-MHS, Licensed Psychologist, Consultant Torrance, CA 90502

Rachel Goldstein, Ph.D, Psychologist New York, NY 11372

Julia Gonzalez Candela, Mental health clinician. , LPC West Hartford, CT 06107

Laura Gonzales, MA, LPC, NCC, IMH-E (III) and Mother. Phoenix, Arizona

​Elana Gordis, PhD, licensed psychologist

Lauren Gourley, LCSW, IMH-E® (IV-C), Clinical Social Worker, Therapist and Reflective Consultant La Crosse , WI 54601

Vasilia Graboski, MS, LLP, IMH-E(II), Behavioral Health Clinician

Azine Graff, Psychologist Encino, CA 91316

Mary Graham, LLMSW Early Intervention Therapist Lansing,

Adam Grandi, Psy.D, Child Psychologist, Program Supervisor, Foster Care Mental Health, San Francisco, CA

Isabel Gregersen, CPP Clinician, Social Worker Chicago, IL 60615

Bessie Green, LCSW, Fairbanks, AK 99701

Hope Griffin-Ortiz, Monterey County Early Childhood Services Unit Supervisor, Therapist, Supervisor, Advocate Salinas, CA 93908

Mina Grigoryan, PhD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Pasadena, California, CA 91030

Maureen Griner LMHC St. Petersburg, FL

Sara Grunstein, LCSW, IFMH, Andrew Haber , Child Psychiatrist, Scottsdale , AZ 85251

Myra Gueco Bernecker, Ph.D., Child and adult psychologist in Marin and San Francisco

Erendira Guerrero, Early Childhood Program Director Hollister, CA 95023

Jordan Gustin, MA, LPC, IMH-E® (II) | Children’s Therapist & Trauma Specialist , Tulsa, OK 74105

Margie Gutierrez-Padilla, LCSW, Early Childhood (B-8) Division Director, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services

Lisa Gutierrez Wang, PhD

Wendy Guyer, LCSW, Chicago, IL 69641

Karen Haag, Clinical Director/child First, Delray Beach, Fl 33445

Andrew T. Haber, M.D., Child Psychiatrist, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Janna Hack, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Social work Madison, WI 53704

April Haefner, Program Director, Early Intervention, Beverly, MA 01915

Megan Hale, LCSW, IMH-E (IV) Child-Parent Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Boulder, CO 80305

Pamela Hamer, PsyD, Clinical psychologist Denver, CO 80219

Cristin Hammel, Psy. D., Mother, Licensed Psychologist, School Psychologist

Allison Hansen, LCSW, Littleton, CO

Nancy Forsythe Harrington, M.Ed, LICSW, Psychotherapist Middlesex , Vt 05602

Maren Harris, LMFT, IMH-E® Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Minnesota

Robie H. Harris, children’s book author

Jennifer Harman, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist (and a mom!), Memphis, TN 38133

Heather Harshbarger, LMFT, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Dorothy Haskell, LCSW

Michelle Harvey, MSW, CSWA, IMH-E, Social Worker/Infant Mental Health Specialist Salem, OR 97303

Melissa Heatly, University of Rochester Medical Center, Clinical Child Psychologist, Rochester, NY 14609

Mary Claire Heffron Ph.D.

Jessica Hegedus, Psy.D., Child Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

Kate Hellenga, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist San Francisco, CA 94110

Lynne Henderson, Ph.D., Psychologist Berkeley, CA 94708-1343

Russell Hendlin, LMFT, Director of Medi-Cal Services, Through the Looking Glass Berkeley, CA 94703

Vivian Herman, MSW

Miriam Hernandez Dimmler, PhD, Associate Clinical Professor, 94610

Stephanie Herrera, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant , Chicago, Il 60630

Angie Hilken, Social Worker Windermere, FL 34786

J.C. Hill, Ph.D., anthropologist Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Dana Hillman, LPC, RPT-S Connecticut

Margaret Hitchcock, LMFT, Director of Clinical Services for the Youth Service Bureaus of YMCASF Oakland, CA 94608

Cynthia Ho, Proud Immigrant, Playroom Coordinator at Children's Advocacy Organization, San Francisco, California 

Sarah Hoff, MA, LMHCA, infant/early childhood counselor

Margaret Holmberg , Board member, CT-AIMH and Alliance for Advancement of Infant Mental Health, Developmental psychologist Quaker Hill, CT 06375

Teresa Hooker, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist , Citrus Heights , CA 95621

Margaret Horemis, LCSW

Sara Horowitz, Claremont, California 91711-3220

Evette Horton, Assistant Professor and CPP therapist, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Traci Howland, LMFT

Riley Huebsch, Birth and Postpartum Doula, Certified Lactation Counselor, Morrisonville, WI 53571

Nancy Hughes , LCSW, NYC, NY 10024

Amy Huffer, Infant and Early Childhood researcher Elkton, MD 21921

Alejandra Orozco Hudon - Psicóloga Infantil Especializada en Trauma, Inmigrante, Madre de dos

Mary Jo Huetteman, Ph.D., M.S.W., Clinical Psychologist Children and Adults, Mountain View, CA

Taylor A. Humphrey, Doula, Emerald Hills, CA 94062

Jessica Jeannette Hurtado, MSW, Erikson Institute, Therapist Chicago, IL 60647

Shayle Hutchison LCSW, Fairbanks, Alaska

​Claire Hysell, MA, LPCC, Mental Health Professional Minneapolis , MN 55406

Linda Ibitz LMFT IFECMH Specialist, Napa Therapeutic Childcare Center

Valarie Ikemoto, LCSW, 95123

Erich Ippen, Parent San Francisco, CA 94131

Karen Irey, Infant Mental Health Consultant, Wichita, KS 67235

Kristin Irrer, Infant Mental Health Specialist, Denver, Co 80238

Jaclyn Issner, PhD, LP, Supervising Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic

Pamela G. Iverson, MSW, retired Early Childhood Mental Health Coordinator, Edmonds, WA 98026

Mónica L. Iwabuchi, MA Doctoral Student

Seema Jacob, PsyD, IMH-E(III) Albuquerque, New Mexico

Sarah Jacobs, MSN, RN, PMHNP (Family Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner)

Barbara Jalowiec, PsyD.

Jeanine Jeffers-Woolf, LMFT, Infant and Earlu Childhood Mental Health Clinician Fairbanks, AK 99709

Mayra Jimenez, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Pico Rivera , California 90660

Veronica Jimenez, MPH, CIP Associate Director, TCSPP Institutional Review Board

Betsy Johnson, LCSW, Little Rick, AR 72205

Dione Johnson, MA

Jody Johnson, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker Grand Island, NE 68801

Amy Johnson Chong, LCSW and Child-Parent Psychotherapist (Orlando, Florida)

Casey Jones , LPC, RPT-S, Licensed Professional Therapist O’Fallon, MO 63368

Karen Jones-Mason, Ph.D., J.D., M.S.W., Assistant Prof. Research Scientist Center for Health & Community, University of California, San Francisco

Katie Joseph, MA, CAS, NCSP, ESMHL, School Psychologist & Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning
Milton, DE

Stephen Joy, Professor of Psychology New Haven, CT 06511

Kristen Joyner, Psy.D, Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Megan Julian, Ph.D., Clinical Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan

Cydney Kane Ortiz, Psy.D.

Deborah Kanegsberg, LCSW, CD(DONA)

Nancy Kaprov Gore, LICSW, granddaughter of refugee, Worcester Vermont, 05682

Elba Karim, Executive and Clinical Director, Roots and Wings Counseling Consultants; Mother; Adoptive Parent; Former Foster Parent; Trauma Therapist; Author, Board Member: Midwest Unitarian Universalist Youth Advisor Network: St. Charles, IL 60174

Jenya Kaufman, MD, Medical Director, Sunset Mental Health Center, San Francisco, California

Rebecca Kauffman, LMSW

Laura Keating, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Kate Kenealy, LCSW, MPH, Oakland,CA

Leina Keski-Hynnila, LBSW, QIDP, Detroit, Michigan

Teri Ann Kezirian, J.D., CFLS

​Terrence Killian, MSW, Social worker/therapist Eugene, OR 97404

Susan Killmeyer, PhD, Early Childhood Special Education Specialist New Haven, CT 16511

Cris Kinney, LCSW, LCSW Berkeley, CA 94705

Ellen Kinoy, LMFT

Karlee N. Kirkpatrick, LCSW and future physician, Oak Park, IL

Megan Kirshbaum, Ph.D.
Founder & Executive Director, Through the Looking Glass
Director, The National Center for Parents with Disabilities & their Families
Berkeley, CA 94703

Allegra Klacsmann, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, California

Maggie Knight, LMFT Infant and early childhood mental health therapist, San Diego, CA 92129

Inga Knudson, MFT Graduate Student, USF, Counseling Psychology Grad Student San Jose, CA 95006

Claire Koenig LCSW Child and Family Therapist

Kate Koehler Lefco, LCSW, Program Manager, Impact NW Parent Child Therapeutic Services  PORTLAND, OR, 97212

Laura Kohn-Wood, Ph.D. and Mom, Dean, School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami

Juliet C. Kinkade-Black, LMFT, MA, MFA, Child- Parent Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, All Faiths Children's Advocacy Center

Cris Kinney, LCSW, LCSW Berkeley, CA 94705

Angelica Koehler, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant , Denver, Colorado 80246

Jon Korfmacher, Associate Professor, Erikson Institute, IECMH researcher, director Illinois CPPLC Chicago, IL 60654

Heidi B. Koss, MA, LMHC, Redmond, WA 98053

Candace Kragthorpe, MSW, IMHE (IV-P)®, Shakopee MN

Loren Krane, Clinical Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine, San Francisco, CA 94115

Tara Kreider, LMHC, New York, NY 11211

Jeri Lea Kroll, LMSW, IMH-E®️ Brighton, MI 48116

Kathleen Kuhlman, Retired Bradenton , FL 34208

Meredith Krugel, RN, LCSW, Roseburg, Oregon 97471

Rosario Kusnir, Clinical Manager JFCS eastbay, Supervisor Oakland, CA 94606

Ashley Kussman, LPC, Center for Great Expectations, Program Manager, Trauma Specialist, CPP cohort New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Jenny LaFeldt, Infant Mental Health Therapist , Ann Arbor , Michigan 48108

Julia Langer, PhD, LP, Psychologist St. Paul, MN

Laura L. Langston, PhD, LMFT, RPT, Touch-Points, LLC ~ Cheshire, CT

Joyce Larsen, MFT, Reno NV

Jennifer Lash, LMHC, Jacksonville, FL

Lynette Lau, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Los Angeles, CA 90502

Jamie Lawler, Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University, Psychologist Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197

Veronica Lawless , LCSW,CCM, Social worker Massapequa , NY 11758

Anna Leck, MSW, LISW-S, Child Mental Health Therapist 

Melinda Ledlow, LCPC, NCC

Rosette Lee, MFT, PsyD, Therapist Los Angeles , CA 91765

Beth Lee-Herbert, MA, LMHC, Santa Fe, NM 87507

Kate Leigh, MSW, LSWAIC, Seattle, Washington 98133

Jen Leland, LMFT, Center Director, Trauma Transformed, Oakland, CA 94610

Laurie Lenrow, LCSW, Berkeley, California 94702

Maria Suria Less, LCSW, MS, Clinical Supervisor, Early Childhood Consultation, Through the Looking Glass, Berkeley, CA 94703

Meri Levy, LMFT, PMH-C, Lafayette, CA 94549

ELizabeth Licht, LMFT, LCMHC, Family therapist specializing in trauma Washington, New Hampshire 03280

Katherine A. Lingras, PhD, LP, Assistant Professor and Child Psychologist University of Minnesota

Nicole Linkert, MSW, LICSW, Minnesota

Heidi Little, International Childrens Month, Smithville

Kirsten Livak, President, Indigo Waters Counseling Services, LCSW Inc., Licensed Clinical Social Worker Truckee, CA 96146

Nancy H. Liu, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor, University of California, Berkeley

Laura Lansrud-López, LPCC, LPAT, ATCS, ACS, Clinical Director, Tierra Nueva Counseling Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kate Littlefield, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Burlington, VT 05401

Sarehl Lomme, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Early Childhood Counseling and Consultation , Therapist Bozeman, MT 59715

Anna Lopez, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, Hesperia , CA 92345

Anne Lowe, Child and Family Therapist, Partnership for Children, Polson, MT 59860

Nancy Lozano-Stecyk, LMFT, Let's Play Parents, LLC , Child Therapist Burbank, CA 91501

Erin Lucas, Early Childhood Programs Director , Early Childhood Programs Director Athens, OH 45701

Shira Luft, LCSW, Berkeley, CA 94704

Deb Lyman, LCSW Psychotherapist, Oakland, CA 94610

R M, MPH, IMH-E, Infant Family Specialist Madison , Wi 53713

Heidi Maderia, MS, IMH-E®, Executive Director, Connecticut Association for Infant Mental Health

Lisamar Maldonado, MD, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist , Houston, TX 77062

Janice Malobe, Licensed Psychological Examiner Independent, Conway, AR 72033

Kiran Malpe, Clinical Director, Infant Mental Health Specialist New York, NY 11106

Maria Magdaleno, Service Coordinator Los Angeles, California 90001

Luz M Marin, Research Administrator and Finance Manager, UCSF
Biochemistry and Biophysics Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP)

Karol J. Markowitz, LMFT, Program Manager of Clinical Services, StarVista, San Mateo, CA 94402

Jeff Marks, pediatric occupational therapist, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Grissel Márquez, LCSW , Ventura County, California  Therapist and Clinical Supervisor, Mother

Erin Marsh, LAMFT, Child Therapist Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Leslie Martinez, ACSW, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist Los Angeles, CA 90008

Molly Martinez, PhD, Psychologist Richardson , TX 75082

Priscilla Martinez, Clinical Social Worker Newington, CT 06111

Connie Martyn, LICSW, East Kingston, NH 03827

Courtney Hanan Marvin. LCSW, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Katherine Mason, MSW, Child Protection Therapist Golden, CO 80403

Jasmine Mathers, School Social Worker, MSW, Social Worker Bristol, CT 06010

Kelly Maynes, Pediatric Psychologist, Hartford, CT 06106

Frank Mecklenburg, Account Representative Greenfield, IN 46140

Maria Medel, Therapist Salinas, Ca 93906

Emily Mehta, LCSW, Social Worker Chicago , Illinois 60611

Milena Melkonyan , LCSW, Director of Residential Clinical Services at St Anne’s Los Angeles , CA 91423

Emily Mendez, MSW, Infant and early childhood mental health clinician Largo, FL 33770

Gabriela Mendoza, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant/Clinician, ASW, Berkeley, CA 94704

Jane E. Merrithew, LCMHC, Child and Family Therapist, Plymouth, NH 03264

Rose Messina, LCSW: SPARK Program Director at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Center for the Vulnerable Child

Amy Milano, LCSW MA

Isabel Milburn, Fresno, California 93720

Audra Miller, MS, LPC, Children’s Counselor and Trauma Specialist Tulsa, OK 74135

Barbara Miller, Heartbroken citizen/mother/grandmother

Carla Miller, School administration/foster parent, Social worker Hayward , WI 54843

Karen Miller, Clinical Child Psychologist, St. Paul, MN 55114

Nicole Minnis, MA, LLP, Therapist Freeland, MI 48623

Lou Ann Todd Mock, Ph.D., Bellaire, TX 77401

Natalie Mohan, Psy.D

Maria Morelli, LCSW, Child-Parent Psychotherapist, Pittsburgh, PA

Jessica Moreno, Early Intervention LMHC, UF Early Steps Jacksonville, FL 32225

Michele Moser, Psychologist, Johnson City, TN 37604

Laurie Mun, MD, Child Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist, Child psychiatrist San Mateo, CA 94403

Ricardo F. Muñoz, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Clinical Psychology, Palo Alto University
Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, University of California, San Francisco

Hannah Murfet, Social Worker Peachtree City, GA 30269

Melanee Murphree, MS, OTR, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Donna S Murray PhD CCC-SLP, New Hampshire

Jennifer Myers-Harrison, PsyD, ABPP, ATR-BC, Oakland, CA 94602

Joanna McCormick, PhD,. Psychologist, Director of Psychology Training HELENA, MT 59602

Lisa McCormick, MA, LPC, IMH-E , Clinical Supervisor - Child Welfare Fruita, CO 81521

Kim McDuffee, Medical Assistant Winfield , IL 60190

Brenda McEntire Uphold, LCSW, Trauma Therapist Tulsa, Ok 74066

Melissa McLaurin, MA, LPCC

Elizabeth McLernon BSN, MA, Michigan

Deb McNeil, LMFT, Novato, CA 94949

Jessica Naatz, Pediatric Social Worker LGSW, Kasson, MN 55944

Jennifer Nadelkov, Therapist Deland, FL 32720

Geoffrey Nagle, PhD, MSW, MPH, President, Erikson Institute, Chicago, IL

Stephanie Nandoo, LMHC, Early Childhood Mental Health Counselor Brooklyn, NY 11217

Ana Navarro-Williams, MA, MS, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Arizona

​Rachel Nester, MS, LPCC, NCC, Lakeville, MN 55044

​Elisa Nevarez, ASW, PPSC

Danielle Nicholls-Slovinski, LMSW, IMH-E (IV), Infant Mental Health Supervisor, Starfish Family Services

Leah Niezwaag, LCSW, IMH-E(III), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Boise, Idaho 83709

Dawn Nixon , PsyD, LP, IMH-E, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Child Psychologist Bayfield , WI 54814

Julia Noobler, LCSW, Chicago , IL 60630

Janeth Nunez del Prado, LCSW, IMHE-III, Center for Development and Disability, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Shannon-Marie OBrien, Social Worker The Dalles, Oregon 97058

Andrea Ocampo, Psychologist Marina del Rey, CA 90292

Lauren Odell, Licensed Therapist, Port St Lucie, FLORIDA 34952

Adriana Olalla, LMFT

Allison Ontko, LISW, HURON, OHIO 44839

Julia Oppenheimer, Ph.D., IMH(E)-III, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Early childhood clinical psychologist Albuquerque, NM 87104

​Amy Orecchia, PhD, LP, Child Psychologist

Kathryn Orfirer, PhD

​Wildi Ornelas, LMFT, Long Beach, CA 90807

Rhea Palmer-Hill, MA, LPCC

​Carla N. Palmirotto, RN CCRN Retired, Hendersonville, NC 28791

Urvi Paralkar, M.A., Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Rebecca Parilla, Child First, Psychologist Litchfield, CT 06759

Ruth Paris, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Chair, Clinical Practice Department, Boston University School of Social Work

Colleen Paul, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Therapist Sonoma, California 95476

Sarah Pauter, MPPA, Trauma-Informed Systems Change Specialist

Jennifer Pearlstein, Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94612

Megan Peck, Clinical Psychologist and Infant —Family Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Fresno, Ca 93704

Jim Pehle, O’Fallon, IL 62269

Lori Jeanne Peloquin, PhD

Rosalinda Peñate, MSW, Los Angeles, CA 91607

Catalina Perdomo, MS, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Candidate

Melissa Perez, LMFT

Paloma Pérez, LMSW, Child and Family Therapist

Yvonne Pérez, Mother and business woman, Teacher/Translator San Francisco, California 94121

Jessenia Perilla, Mental Health Therapist , West Covina, CA 91790

Betsy Perry, LCSW

​Jennifer Perry de la Rosa, Boston Latín School, Spanish Teacher Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

Dara Pfeiffer, MA, LEP, Endorsed infant Family Mental Health Specialist

Lynn L Phillips, Clinical Social Worker, Stoughton, WI 53589

Meg E Picard, PsyD, Psychologist Denver, CO 80207

Gaia Pine M. Ed, Oakland, CA, Teacher and Parent

Martha Lucia Plazas LMFT Program Manager at the Clifford Beers Clinic, New Haven, CT

Marci Pluth, MS, LP IMH-E (IV), Psychologist Minneapolis, MN 55419

Amber Poirier, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Katherine Pollak, Psy.D., CPP provider, Infant Mental Health Specialist, Valrico, FL 33596

Cathy Pope, MA, RN, LMFT #96141, Infant Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Child Parent Psychotherapy

Natalie Compagni Portis, PsyD, MFT

Danielle Powell, LCSW, PMH-C, Early Childhood & Perinatal Mental Health Clinician Kingston, NY 12401

Johanne Preciado, LMFT, LPCC, Los Angeles, CA

Brianna I. Prego, Ed.S. NCSP, Bilingual School Psychologist, New Jersey

Candice Primm, LCSW, IMH-E (III), Infant Mental Health Specialist Tulsa, OK 74119

Betty Prout, Grandmother, Milan, OH 44846

Megan Parker Prout, MSW student, graduating class of 2020, Social worker Ukiah, CA 95482

Samantha Pugh, LCSW, Infant, Child and Maternal Mental Health Therapist Denver, CO 80207

Emily Pulley, LCSW-A, Asheville, NC 28806

Cynthia Quintanilla , M.Ed - Counselor, Bakersfield , CA. 93313

Lindsey Rae, LMSW, IMH-E, Social Worker/Therapist Plymouth, MI 48170

Laura Rains, LCSW

Ashley Rambeau, Foster-Adoptive Social Work Supervisor, San Diego, CA 92103

Jasmyne J Ramirez LICSW Minnesota 56701

Elizabeth Ramos, ACSW

Brooke Ransom-Burr, LMFT

Analia Rao, MSW, LCSW, Atlanta, GA

Mollie Reed, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Virginia Frank Child Development Center, Chicago, IL 60645

Kari M. Rehmann, LMFT, Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Therapist Haslett, Michigan 48840

Cynthia Restrepo, LMSW, Social Worker, Queens, NY

Cecilia Reus, MFT at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Oakland , CA 94605

Mary Reynolds, LCSW, FOREST PARK, IL 60130

Julie Ribaudo, LMSW, IMH-E
Clinical Associate Professor
IMH-E®, Infant Mental Health Distinguished Mentor
University of Michigan School of Social Work

​LaTiana Ridgell, Public Health Nurse, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19144

Holli Ritzenthaler , MSSA, LISW-S, Lakewood, OH 44107

Catherine Roberts, Child Parent Psychotherapist, Greenville, NC 27834

Ines Robles, LCSW, East Elmhurst, NY 11369

Lucero Rocha, Referral Coordinator The Dalles , Oregon 97058

​Lauren Rodarte, LMFT

Ayesha Rodrigues Sundram, LCSW

Arisve Rodriguez , LCSW, San Jose , CA 95136

Carmen Rodriguez, LICSW CMHS IMH E Therapist, Infant Mental Health Therapist Seattle, WA 98144

Graciela Rodriguez Garcia , Licensed Clinical Social Worker , Mental Health Therapist Napa , California 94559

Yessenia Rodriguez, MSW Jamaica, NY 11433

Jaidelynn Rogers, Counseling Psychology Doctoral Student, Carbondale, IL

Jodi Rodgers, LPCC, ATR, IMH-E®-III, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist Santa Fe, NM 87505

Julie Rogers, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist, Richmond, CA

Mrs. Taylor Rollo

Ava Rose, LCSW, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist Santa Monica, CA 90405

Nicole Roskens, Licensed Professional Counselor - Clinical Director, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257

Leslie Ross, Psychologist, Child Trauma Specialist, Psychologist Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Sarah Rothe, LCSW, Oakland, CA 94602

Jill Rowland, MA, LPC, NCC Michigan

Michelle Roy, PhD, IMH-E, Denver, CO 80013

Annahi Ruano, Lead clinician San Diego, Ca 91223

Tebecca Ruffner, Ms. , IMH advocate, mother, grand mother Prescott, Az 86305

Katrina Ruege, LPCC-S, Columbus, OH 43085

Elizabeth Ruiz , LMFT, Therapist Compton, CA 90220

Misty Ryman , LMFT, IFECMHS, Long Beach, CA 90804

Georgette Saad, Social worker ALEXANDRIA, VA 22309

Norma Sahagun Silva, MHT, Santa Clara, CA 95111

Caroline Salvador-Moses, Psy.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Owner and CEO - Northstate Medical Clinics, San Francisco, San Mateo, Antioch, CA

Heather Samardzija, LCPC

Lourdes Sanchez-Rodriguez

Darcy Sander, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC, Infant Mental Health Specialist

Jennifer L. Sauer, MA, Teacher Madison , WI 53726

Kasey Saunders, Grimesland, NC 27837

Lisa Savage, MS, LCSW Baltimore, MD 21217

Marcy Safyer, PhD, MSW, IMH-E IV-C Chicago, Illinois

Marla Schachtel, Retired Administrator of Youth & Senior Services, Highland Park, IL

Laura Schachtner, LMFT

Christine Schaefer, Social Worker, Mount Prospect, IL 60056

Ally Schamaun, LMHC, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist Santa Fe, NM 87501

Deborah Schantz, M.S., Speech-language Pathologist, Orinda, CA

Deb Schiel-Larson, Parent, Landscape Architect, Indianola, Iowa 50125

Rachel Schiller, LCSW, Child and Family Psychotherapist, New York City

Susan Schlag, LMFT, LCMFT-S, Psychotherapist, Mom, California and Kansas 90274 and 66210

Rachel Schoenecker-Wille, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

Erin Lynn Schrader, California, Oakland, 94601

Candace Scirrotto , MA, LPCA, Child first clinician Burgaw, NC 28425

Katherine Schoolland LMFT, San Rafael California

Rebecca Schrag Hershberg, PhD, Early Childhood Psychologist; Author; Mom

Ariel Shumaker- Hammond, MPH/LCSW, Asheville, NC

Mercedes Serafini, LCSW La Mirada, CA

Jillian Settle, Associate Social Worker/Bilingual Mental Health Clinician, Oakland, CA 94619

Patty Shure, Human, Mother, LCSW, Adoptive Parent, Social Worker El Rito, NM 87530

AnnaLynn Shea-Michiels, LSWAIC, MS, Burien, WA 98166

Robin Sheiner, LCSW

Mary Shoemaker, mother, teacher, family maker

Patricia Searles, LICSW, Social Worker and Early Childhood Clinician Rutland, VT 05701

Monique Sebring , Clinical Director, Infant Early Child Mental Health Consultant St Peter, MN 56082

Lara Seligman, LCSW, MSEd

Kirstin Quinn Siegel, LMFT, Mental Health Therapist, Richmond, CA

Sanmit Singh, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist

​Nina Silverberg, PhD

Jennifer Silverstein, LCSW, IFMHS, Infant-Family Mental Health Specialist, Heartwood Counseling Collective

Elizabeth Singler, MS, LSW Foster Care Clinician

Eran Smith, MA, LCPC, LPC, Illinois & Wisconsin

Kylee Smith, LCSW, Behavioral Health Specialist Anchorage, AK 99517

Hannah Snyder, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow, Washington DC

Sarah Snyder, LCSW, Child & Family Therapist, Eugene, OR 97401

Lenette Gimple Snyder, Mental Health Counselor, Bethesda, Maryland 20816

Elizabeth Soden, LMFT, Oxnard, California 93035

Leah Sodowick, Supervisor, TALK Line at Safe & Sound San Francisco , CA 94117

Jennifer Sparr, LICSW Ellensburg, WA

Jill Speake, RN

Chelsea Spiro, PsyD, Psychologist Seattle, WA 98103

Annelies Spykman, MSW, CPP Clinician Keene, NH 03431

Steven Standard, Brother- Salesians of Don Bosco, Los Angeles, CA 90023

Sacia Stiles de Andrade , LCSW, Early Childhood Therapist, Eugene, Oregon 97405

Elizabeth Stoltenberg, LCSW, Chicago, IL 60654

Amber Stone, Children's Rights Advocate, International Development Consultant Seattle, WA 98112

Diane Strain, retired Para of Special Ed. Children,36 years; Mama and Oma (Grandma)

Elizabeth Stanichuk , Probation officer, past foster parent Mancelona , Mi 49659

Zoe Strauss, LMFT, San Francisco, CA

Karen Steinberg, PhD, Psychologist, Attachment researcher and clinician Southington, CT 06479

Amber Stone, Children's Rights Advocate, International Development Consultant Seattle, WA 98112

Barclay Jane Stone, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist Oakland, CA 94611

Barbara Stroud, Ph.D.,  clinical & developmental psychologist

Charles Strong III LPC-S

Tiffany Strodthoff, M.S. LPC, NCC, CSAC, Janesville, WI

Kim Stokem, LMFT, Contra Costa County Children’s BehavorialHealth, Facilitator California Early Childhood Mental Health and Wraparound Work Group Concord, CA 94521

Stephani Storkson, MS, LMFT, IMH trained, Marriage and Family Therapist Evansville, WI 53536

Carla Stover, Associate Professor Yale Child Study Center, Psychologist New Haven, CT 06514

Aditi Subramaniam , LMHC, Boston, MA

Jill Sulka, Clinical Psychologist, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Oakland, CA 94619

Joanna Symeou, PsyD, Licensed Clinical Psychologist New York, NY 10021

Mary Beth Swanson, LCSW

Cynthia Tate, Psychologist, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Ashley Taylor, Child psychologist, Infant and early childhood mental health specialist Pasadena, CA 91101

Heidi TenPas, OTD, OTR/L, Mental Health Occupational Therapist, Los Angeles, CA

Melissa Tester, Ph.D. Psychologist, Austin, Texas

Maria Teverovsky, MSW, Director of Development at US Together, Inc.

Gita Thiruvadi, LMFT , Mental Health Clinical Specialist (Currently working with children in foster care and those returning from psychiatric hospitalizations) Concord, California 94583

Catharine Thomann, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, La Rabida Chicago Child Trauma Center

Jennifer Thomas, LPC Midwest City, Oklahoma 73130

Kaile Thomas , MA, Educator San Francisco , CA 94112

Melissa Thurman, Infant Mental Health Specialist, Bartlesville, Oklahoma 74003

Carly Tolbert, LCSW, Therapist and Clinical Supervisor

Genett Tomko, Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Az, Child Therapist/ Clincial Supervisor Tempe, AZ 85284

Elizabeth Tomlinson, Mclean Child Outpatient Program, child psychiatrist HANOVER, NH 03755

Diana Torres, MA, LMHC, IMH-E (III), Director, First Judicial District Infant Team, Las Cumbres Community Services

Elizabeth Torres, Psy.D., ABPP, Clinical Psychologist

Irma Torres-Catanach, LPCC, Doctoral Candidate, El Paso, Texas  79912

Susan Townsley, LCSW

​Candy Trejo Garcia, Licensed Professional Counselor, Laveen, AZ 85339

Annamarie Trialonas, LCSW

Saun-Toy Latifa Trotter, LMFT, Psychotherapist, Oakland, CA

Alejandra Trujillo, LMFT; Mom

Jennifer Turner, M.S. -Endorsed Infant Family Associate with First 3 Years of Texas

Lesley Turner, LCSW, Omaha, NE 68132

Lindsay Ulrey, Psychologist David, CA 95616

Jan Ulrich, LMSW, IMH-E (IV), Ann Arbor, MI

Courtney Utz, Licensed Professional Counselor/Early childhood trauma specialist, Coraopolis, Pennsylvania 15108

Monica Vandergriend RN, BSN

Tessa van Bekkum, LCSW, Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Therapist Sunnyvale, California 94085

Nicole Valdez, LCSW, Infant Mental Health Specialist, Behavioral Health Counselor Scottsdale , AZ 85254

Jacqui Van Horn, MPH, IMH-E (IV-C), Infant Mental Health Consultant The Parent-Infant Study Center, Albuquerque, NM

Gabriella Van Leuven, M.S., CCC-SLP, Oakland, CA 94601

Cristina Vasquez, LMFT
Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Endorsee
Family Law Court Service Specialist

Jennifer Vendetti, CT-AIMH, Social Worker Avon, CT 06001

Anna Vendrely, LCSW, IMH-E III, Las Cruces, NM 88012

Jessica Ventura-Ewing LCPC, ATR-BC, IMH-E (III), Chicago, IL 60640

Debbie Vera, San Antonio, Texas 78247

Becky Verdin, LCSW, Child and Family Therapist Wauwatosa, WI 53213

Gladys Vilchez, LCSW. Oakland, California

Stacy Vorce, Parent educator, Falls Church, Va 22044

Tracy Vozar, Director IECMH Specialty at DU, Denver, CO 80210

Danielle Vrieze, PhD, LP, Clinical Child Psychologist, Minneapolis, MN

Migdalia Wade, Social Services Sacramento, CA 95833

Londa Wagner, Infant and Early Childhood Mental Heath Specialist, Sartell, Minnesota 56377

Rev. James Gibbons Walker, MSW, MA, Chaplain, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown, MD 20650

DawnDee Walraven, Healthy Families Supervisor, IMH-E, Hillsboro , OR 97123

Tova Walsh, PhD, MSW, Assistant Professor of Social Work, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Kari Walters, LPC-IT

Melody Wan, MT-BC, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826

Kate Wasserman, Program Director University of Maryland School of Social Work , Program Director/Social Worker Baltimore, MD 21201

Hannah Waterman, Social Worker Duluth, MN 55805

Jei Watkins, PsyD, Family Clinician, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, San Leandro, CA 94577

Rachel Weber, Therapist/Provider, ECMHP Fayetteville, AR 72701

Stella Week, Art Therapist, MA; ATR-BC, BENNETT, WI 54873-8270

Christina Wehmeyer, Retired Asheville, NC 28803

Rebecca J. Weinberg, PsyD

Deb Weiner, LICSW, IMH-E (II), Edmonds , WA 98020

Rachel Weisberg, Clinical Psychologist , New York , NY 10025

Lana Wertz LMFT

Deborah J. Weatherston, PhD, IMHE®, Infant Mental Health Consultant, Associate Editor, WAIMH Perspectives in Infant Mental Health

Linda Whetstone, Eagle Eye Accounting Service, North Tonawanda, New York 14120

Trish Whetstone, Mayville, New York 14757

Whitney N. White, MS, NCC, LPC

Constanza Whitwood, LCSW, Los Angeles, CA 90062

Claire Willhite, LMFT

Jenny Williams,, Social worker Clackamas , OR 97015

Julie Ann Winkelstein, PhD, Librarian Albany, CA 94706

Teri Wiss, MA, OT, Pediatric Occupational Therapist

Megan Wittenberg, Parent, Artist Seattle, WA 98122

Gary Wolnitzek, MS, Baltimore, MD

Rebecca Wong, LCSWR, Relationship Therapist

Andrea & Young Wong Wong, AW - Teaching Artist; YW - Architect San Francisco, CA 94110

Maggie Wong, Early Childhood Mental Health Therapist, Albany, CA 94706

Wai Wong-Miller, LMHC. Seattle Washington

Tricia Woodliff, Assistant Professor, Counseling and Educational Psychology, Reno, NV, Nevada 89436

Laura Woodring, Therapist, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Judy Woods, Phd, LP, LPCC, IMH-IV

Catherine Wright, Psychologist, Psychologist Minneapolis, Minnesota 55412

Hannah Wurster, Ph.D., MFTC, Infant Mental Health Clinician, Fort Collins, Colorado

Deb Yates, LCSW, Program Supervisor, Alameda County Behavioral Health San Leandro, CA

Julia Yeary, Director, Military Family Projects at ZERO TO THREE, Clinical Social Worker Cross Plains, WI 53528

Carrie Young , LCSW, Child and Family Therapist Madison , WI 53716

Julie Zabolio, MA, LPC, IMH-E, Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist Pueblo, CO 81004

Joni Zieldorff, LMSW, IMH-E , Infant Mental Health Specialist, Detroit, MI

Lynn Zimmerman, LCSW, Psychotherapist , Ca 90034

Sharon Rea Zone, LCSW

Jean Zuendel, LPCC, Counselor Colorado Springs , Colorado 80909

Kaitlin Zura, MA, Rostered Psychotherapist Burlington, VT 05401

Additional Supporters from our International Community (in alphabetical order)

Eleanor Bahrami-Hessari, Special Education practitioner and University Faculty from the Philippines

Rebecca Coates at The Amber Marble. Shropshire

Tessa Kong, Clinical Psychologist, Adelaide, South Australia

Sarah Luscombe, Clinical Psychologist, Adelaide, South Australia

Michelle Nelson BA in Sociology and Cultural Anthroplogy, Early Years Mental Health Therapist, Sarnia, ON Canada

Vanessa Prosser (Ma IMH), Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist, Doubleview 6018 Western Australia

Ciel Sander, MSW, Greenwood BC Canada, V0H 1J0

Vibhay Raykar, MD, FRANZCP, Child Psychiatrist, Australia

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