A1: Translating Neurobehavioral Research to Practice to Improve Trauma-Informed Care for Children

This presentation will discuss a translational research approach that is linking neuroimaging with applied research to improve trauma-informed services for children and families. Results from neuroimaging studies using functional MRI (fMRI) and applied research on assessment and treatment of trauma and abuse will be shared, and implications for practice and policy will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

  • A translational research approach that is merging neuroimaging with applied research to improve the quality of trauma-informed services for children and adolescents
  • Results from neuroimaging studies using fMRI that show how different forms of child maltreatment have different impacts on neural function
  • Applied research findings on assessment and treatment approaches used in a trauma-informed residential program

Presenters

Patrick Tyler, Ph.D., LIMHP, LPC
Senior Director of the Child and Family Translational Research Center
Boys Town

Karina Blair, Ph.D.
Research Scientist
Boys Town National Research Hospital