The Ripple Effect: An Integrative Framework for Enhancing Trauma-Informed Practice Across Systems | Education

Friday, May 10, 2019 at 8:30am to 4:30pm

Ben Franklin Techventures, Room 4430 116 Research Drive, Bethlehem PA 18015

Chandra Ghosh Ippen is the Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco, the Director of Dissemination for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and member of the Board of Directors of Zero to Three.. She specializes in working with young children who have experienced trauma and has co-authored over 20 publications on trauma and diversity-informed practice, including the manual for Child-Parent Psychotherapy, the children’s story “Once I Was Very Very Scared,” and the Trinka and Sam story series. She has over 14 years of experience conducting trainings nationally and internationally in diversity-informed practice and Child-Parent Psychotherapy.

The Ripple Effect translates complex trauma concepts using metaphor, visual models, common language, and rich case example and shows: 1) the domains of functioning affected by trauma; 2) the mechanisms through which trauma affects development, and 3) intervention pathways. This workshop offers foundational trauma knowledge for clinicians learning evidence-based trauma treatments and highlights ways to share trauma theory with family members and across systems (e.g. schools, child welfare workers, mental health, medical practitioners, police) as we work jointly to lessen the impact of trauma exposure.

Presented by The Pennsylvania Association for Infant Mental Health (PA-AIMH) in collaboration with Northampton County Early Intervention and Lehigh University’s College of Education & Counseling Psychology program.


Development & Training

Target Audience

General Public, Undergrad Students, Graduate Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni


College of Education
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