Safe Babies Training

Transitions in Child Welfare Workshop

Presented by Dr. Charles Zeanah, Jr, MD

November 10 & 12 | 8:30 AM – 11:00 AM


*Please plan to attend both sessions*


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Join Dr. Charles Zeanah, Jr, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and the Director of the Infant Institute at Tulane University, for a Workshop on transition planning for very young children in child welfare. This 2-Part workshop will include an overview of how very young children experience transitions within the child welfare system, opportunities to implement developmentally informed transition practices, and workshopping of case scenarios.


*This training is specific to child welfare stakeholders and there is limited capacity*


About Dr. Charles Zeanah: Dr. Zeanah is Mary Peters Sellars-Polchow Chair in Psychiatry, Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and Vice-Chair for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. There, he also directs the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Throughout his career, he has studied the effects of adverse early experiences on development, including trauma, abuse and neglect. He also has studied interventions designed to enhance recovery following exposure to adverse experience and published widely on these topics. With Charles Nelson and Nathan Fox, he is the co-PI of the Bucharest Early Intervention Project. He is a distinguished life fellow of both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association.


Earn 5 CEUs Total



infant/young child development & behavior | infant/young child & family-centered practice | relationship-based, therapeutic practice | family relationships & dynamics | attachment, separation & loss | responding with empathy | treatment planning | building & maintaining relationships | exercising sound judgment | maintaining perspective | planning & organizing



Relationships Matter: Maintaining Connections to Bio-Parents

Presented by Barbara Stroud, PhD, Zero to Three Fellow, CalAIMH Past President 

December 9 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM




Foundationally relationships move development forward. Similarly, our provider/caregiver relationship is the primary tool to build resilience within a family system. This session will examine provider/bio parent relationships and what barriers might limit successful engagement. Barriers might include, implicit bias, systemic racism, as well as considering a trauma-informed lens. Relationships between bio-parents and children also matter, as such we will consider the lens of the child in our goal to facilitate reunification while keeping physical and emotional safety at the center of our work.


About  Dr. Barbara Stroud: Barbara Stroud, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with a rich clinical and administrative background in culturally informed clinical practice within the fields of early childhood development and mental health. She is a founding organizer and the inaugural president (2017-2019) of the California Association for Infant Mental Health, a member of the Academy of ZERO TO THREE Fellows, and holds prestigious endorsements as an Infant-Family and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist/Reflective Practice Facilitator Mentor. In April of 2018 Dr. Stroud was honored with the Bruce D. Perry Spirit of the Child Award. Embedded in all of her trainings, clinical service models, and consultations are the activities of reflective practice and cultural humility. Dr. Stroud’s book “How to Measure a Relationship” [published 2012] is improving infant mental health practices around the globe and is now available in Spanish. Her newest text, an Amazon best seller “Intentional Living: finding the inner peace to create successful relationships” walks the reader through a deeper understanding of how their brain influences relationships. Both volumes are currently available on Amazon. Additionally, Dr. Stroud is a contributing author to the text “Infant and early childhood mental health: Core concepts and clinical practice” edited by Kristie Brandt, Bruce Perry, Steve Seligman, & Ed Tronick. Presently,


Dr. Stroud received her Ph.D. in Applied Developmental Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and she has worked largely with children in urban communities with severe emotional disturbance.  Dr. Stroud’s professional career path has allowed her to work across service delivery silos supporting professionals in mental health, early intervention (part c), child welfare, early care and education, family court staff, primary care, and other arenas. She is highly regarded and has been a key player in the inception and implementation of cutting edge service delivery to children Prenatal to five and their families; her innovative approaches have won national awards. More specifically, Dr. Stroud is a former preschool director, a non-public school administrator, director of infant mental health services and agency training coordinator. She has held an adjunct faculty position at California State Long Beach and is currently among the distinguished international instructors at the University of California Davis Extension Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship.


Dr. Stroud works closely with professionals across multiple disciplines. As Dr. Stroud is particularly passionate about the unique needs of children of color in the mental health and foster care systems, she has continually worked to infuse reflective practice and cultural curiosity into her trainings, consultation and service delivery. Dr. Stroud remains steadfast in her mission to ‘change the world – one relationship at a time’.


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Earn 1.5 CEUs Total


infant/young child development & behavior | infant/young child & family-centered practice | relationship-based, therapeutic practice | family relationships & dynamics | attachment, separation & loss