Master Class: Using Basic Principles of Developmental Science to Guide Trauma-Informed Care of Young Children and Families – December 13

Master Class Overview

This Master Class will offer a frame for listening to children and their caregivers who have experienced early developmental trauma. Dr. Gold will present a model informed by core principles of infant mental health, including reflective functioning, the mutual regulation model, the neurobiology of safety, and the neurosequential model of therapeutics. The Master Class will include opportunities for discussion about the application of this frame to participants’ clinical work.

About the Speaker

Claudia M. Gold, MD is a pediatrician and writer. After practicing general and behavioral pediatrics for over 20 years, she now specializes in infant-parent mental health. She is the director of the Hello It’s Me project, a program designed to bring infant mental health principles to rural communities. She works as a clinician with FIRST Steps Together, a federally funded program for pregnant and parenting women with opioid use disorders. She has written four books: The Power of Discord with co-author Ed Tronick (forthcoming June 2020), The Developmental Science of Early Childhood (2017), The Silenced Child (2016), and Keeping Your Child in Mind (2011). She is on the faculty of the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston and the Brazelton Institute at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Signed copies of Dr. Gold’s book, The Developmental Science of Early Childhood: Clinical Applications of Infant Mental Health Concepts From Infancy Through Adolescence, will be available for purchase at the event. Please note that only cash or checks will be accepted.

When: Friday, December 13, 2019, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: JF&CS Headquarters, 1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA


Early Registration (through December 1): $50

Regular Registration (after December 1): $65

CEUs: CEU applications have been submitted for Social Workers and LMHCs.

Register for the Master Class *

* Can’t attend the Master Class in person? Participate virtually through a live webinar! Select a “Virtual Participation” ticket when registering.

Registration is required before the session. For more information, please email or call 781-693-5652.