Mental Health Clinician

Julie Hansford Franco, LCSW

Julie Hansford Franco, LCSW, has worked with the Center for Child & Family Health’s Post Adoption Support Services since 2008. She conducts comprehensive trauma and adoption-informed mental health assessments for children within adoptive families and provides evidence-based treatments to address trauma symptoms, oppositional behaviors, and adoption adjustment in children. Ms. Franco is rostered as an adoption clinician with the Center for Adoption and Support Education. She is also a rostered Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-up therapist. Ms. Franco facilitates the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Resource Parenting Curriculum (RPC), for foster, kinship, and adoptive caregivers in multiple counties across North Carolina and trains facilitators of the curriculum. She also facilitates Post Adoption Support’s Learning Empowerment for Adoptive Families (LEAF). Additionally, Ms. Franco has work experience in child protective services, law enforcement following up with families with children who experienced violent crime, shaken baby prevention, domestic violence, and adult self-sufficiency.

Areas of Focus: Post-adoption training, Resource Parenting Curriculum