Content Warning: This episode discusses trauma
In this third episode of Fostering Parenthood, we hear about trauma-informed care from Dr. Dorit Saberi, Clinical Director of the Safe Harbor- Trauma Recovery Center at Harbor UCLA Medical Center and an adoptive parent. She will tell us how to find the kernel of truth, be mindful, and stay curious when parenting kids who have experienced trauma.
Guests on the show:
Dr. Dorit Saberi, the Supervising Psychologist and Co-Founder/Clinical Director of the Safe Harbor- Trauma Recovery Center at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - David Geffen School of Medicine and an investigator at the Lundquist Institute, Harbor UCLA Medical Center.
She is a Resource Parent in Los Angeles County and an adoptive parent to a 6-year-old girl.
She conducts research, provides direct services, supervision teaching, and consultations in Evidence Based Practices adapted for diverse populations.
Dr. Saberi is an author of several grants, educational curricula, and best practice parameters related to the development and implementation of trauma-informed/trauma-specific care.
She serves as a Vice-Chair on the Board of Directors for Fostering Unity.
Calls To Action:
Be curious (21:30)
Find your youth’s “kernel of truth” (26:25)
Practice mindfulness (30:00)
About Fostering Parenthood:
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