Advocacy

July 2017 – present
California Chapter of the World Association of Infant Mental Health – founding member, chair of advocacy and international relations committees.

July 2017 – present
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Autism and Intellectual Disorders Committee, subcommittee for advocacy for treatment access and coverage.

Spring 2017 – present
El Cajon Valley School District Newcomers Collaborative. Addressing the needs of students and families arriving as refugees.

2014 – present
Founder and Chair, Interdisciplinary Network on Development and Learning and Profectum joint Resilience through Relationships pay-it-forward project. Providing support, free when necessary, to caregivers in regions impacted by armed conflict to help families raise children to be more resilient and able to build peace. Current regions of focus: Northern Ireland, The Balkans (Serbia and Kosovo), Middle East, Columbia, Ukraine, Georgia.

2013 – present
Senior Expert, International Network for Peace Building The Early Years, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Supporting early childhood intervention in conflict zones worldwide to build resilience, with focus on Middle East region.

2010 – present
Co-Chair South Counties Autism Regional Taskforce of the California State Senate Select Committee on Autism and Related Disorders.

2010 – present
Fundraising Committee, DIR/Floortime Coalition of California.(Executive Committee through 2013).

1994 – present
Forensic assessment and testimony related to neurodevelopmental conditions and trauma related conditions for family court, criminal court, disability, educational planning and related proceedings.

2009- present
Advisory Board, Imagine Academy, Brooklyn, NY

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