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Trauma-Informed Care for the Provider:

Understanding and Recognizing Trauma in Families and its Impact on You

This online webinar will help participants understand challenges faced by families involved with home visiting from a trauma lens, including recognizing and identifying possible trauma. It will also focus on how home visitors who work with these high-risk families can be affected themselves, strategies for managing those effects, and how to begin building trauma-informed systems that support providers working with high-risk families.


This webinar is part of the Coalition's Foundational Training Series for home visitors. Practitioners and supervisors will learn critical information to inform their work and learn how implicit bias can impact working with families.

About the presenters:

Michele Fallon

Michele Fallon is a licensed clinical social worker endorsed at Level IV in infant and early childhood mental health through the MN Association of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (MAIECMH), of which she is currently co-chairperson.  With 40 years of experience with young children and families across a variety of settings, Michele currently provides infant and early childhood mental health reflective consultation, supervision and training for infant and early childhood professionals across a variety of disciplines and settings.


Dr. Katherine Lingras

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Lingras is an Assistant Professor and Licensed Child Psychologist in the Psychiatry Department of the University of Minnesota, where she specializes in early childhood mental health,  emotional/behavioral regulation concerns, and dyadic (parent-child) treatment. Her clinical work and research is focused on social-emotional development and building the capacities of the adults who care for them. Dr. Lingras directs the Psychiatry Department’s Early Childhood Clinic, which provides assessment and outpatient parent-child treatment, and also works within the community providing mental health consultation and professional development training in early care and education settings and primary care clinics. Dr. Lingras is a certified group leader in the Incredible Years Teacher Classroom Management training and has led child, parent, and teacher groups, and provided mental health consultation for HeadStart/preschool programs and school districts around the country.  Dr. Lingras completed her undergraduate and co-terminal Master’s degrees in Psychology at Stanford University and her doctoral work at the University of Minnesota’s Institute for Child Development, and is happy to be back in the Twin Cities after several years training and working on the East Coast.

Downloadable Audio File

University of New Mexico's Home Visiting Articles

Short articles written to address specific issues related to home visiting. They are designed for use by home visiting managers and staff as a jumping off point for discussion and the integration of learning

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