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Archived Session: "Trauma-Informed Care: Successful Strategies in Practice and with Families" | Heather C. Forkey, MD, FAAP

April 16, 2024

Dr Heather C. Forkey presents on recommendations for implementing trauma-informed care (TIC) in practice and with families, based on her Pediatrics clinical report, which is featured in several First 1,000 Days learning modules. She reviews the recommendations and how to practically implement TIC in your setting. Discussion includes clinical strategies to engage, diagnose and treat trauma in partnership with families. The role of other members of the staff or care team in providing TIC is be addressed as well. Dr Forkey also answers questions from the audience about the topic.

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Heather C. Forkey, MD, FAAPHeather C. Forkey, MD, FAAP, is a Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and Director of the Foster Children Evaluation Service (FaCES) of the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center. She also serves as the Pediatric Consultant for Lifeline for Families at University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to her clinical work, Dr Forkey has been the recipient of local and federal grants to address issues of children in foster care and to translate promising practices to address physical and mental health needs of children who have been traumatized. She has published and presents nationally and internationally on the topics, and serves in leadership roles for the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and American Academy of Pediatrics on issues related to foster care and child trauma.

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