Dr Maree Foley is a Child, Family, and Organisational Consultant in Geneva, Switzerland and is Editor of WAIMH's publication, Perspectives in Infant Mental Health. She is currently developing a public health framework to infant mental health. Maree started her career in the late 1980’s working as a social worker. From the mid 1990’s Maree practiced as a registered child psychotherapist. Maree’s experience has been in the public and private sectors. She first worked for child and family mental health services in the New Zealand public sector and then in private practice working for the New Zealand Child Protection Services and for the Family Courts. She is the past President of the Infant Mental Health Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (IMHAANZ). From 2010-2018 she was a board member of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH).
Chandra Ghosh Ippen, Ph.D. Associate Director, Child Trauma Research Program, University of California, San Francisco; Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP).
Chandra Ghosh Ippen is the Associate Director of the Child Trauma Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco and the Director of Dissemination and Implementation for Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP). She is a member of the board of directors of ZERO TO THREE and has spent the last 26 years conducting research, clinical work, and training in the area of early childhood trauma. She has co-authored over 20 publications on trauma and diversity-informed practice, including the manual for CPP, a randomized trial documenting the efficacy of CPP, the children’s story “Once I Was Very Very Scared,” and the Trinka and Sam story series, which has reached over 200,000 families across the world. She also has a lifetime mission to bake 1000 pies and a pie in all 50 states.
For Baby's Sake Director, The Stefanou Foundation, UK
Judith Rees joined the Stefanou Foundation in July 2015 as Director, For Baby’s Sake. She leads the operational delivery and development of this innovative approach to breaking cycles of domestic abuse and traumatic adverse childhood experiences by working with the whole family and starting in pregnancy. Judith previously worked in the UK National Health Service for 33 years. Over this time she was a Staff Nurse, Midwife, Health Visitor, Practice Teacher, Safeguarding Children's Nurse and Team Leader for Health Visitors and School Nurses before setting up and being the Supervisor for the Family Nurse Partnership Team in Hertfordshire from 2011 to 2015. Judith’s commitment to safeguarding babies, children and families was reflected in her dissertation for her MSc in Child Protection and Child Welfare, when she produced an assessment tool for Health Visitors responding to police notifications of domestic abuse where there were children or an unborn baby in the family. She is trained in Video Interaction Guidance (VIG), attachment and the impact of developmental trauma. She has delivered presentations over the past 3 years on For Baby’s Sake, including to the UK Institute of Health Visiting, Begin Before Birth, the Peter Lang Children’s Trust, the Association for VIG UK and both the UK and World Association of Infant Mental Health.