Kelly Sullivan, PhD, is a Licensed Psychologist and an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. She is the Director of Mental Health Services at CCFH and has been there for more than 17 years. She directs CCFH’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network project that focuses on treating children and their caregivers exposed to trauma and co-directs a trauma-informed schools project. She is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and is a Level II PCIT trainer. She facilitates the workshop, Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma, for foster, kinship, and adoptive caregivers and trains facilitators of this curriculum. She has also worked with Project Broadcast, an initiative to bring trauma-informed practices to NC’s child welfare system since it began 2011 and is dedicated to supporting individuals and organizations to be more trauma informed.

Dr. Sullivan has also conducted assessments and provided training and consultation to the North Carolina Division of Mental Health/DD/SA on trauma-informed care, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and children with severe behavior problems who have experienced chronic interpersonal trauma. She formerly managed the implementation of a statewide project to educate caregivers on infant crying to prevent abusive head trauma, has provided school-based mental health services, and worked with police officers to respond to children who have been victims or witnesses to violent crime.

Areas of Focus: Trauma-Informed Organizations; Trauma Assessment and Screening; Disruptive Behavior Disorders; Adoptive Families; Workforce Resilience; Parent-Child Interactive Therapy; Reactive Attachment Disorder; Child Welfare Trauma Training Toolkit; and Caring for Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

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