Trauma Informed Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health with Mary Allison Brown, MSW, LICSW, CMHS, IMH-E (III)
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Hi there! I’m Mary Allison.
I believe that to make the world a better place, we need to start at the beginning. I truly believe in the importance of infant and early childhood mental health and in the incredible power of relationships to facilitate healing and growth.
As an infant and early childhood mental health specialist, my goal is to help children heal from traumatic stress as early as possible, while the brain is still growing and changing rapidly. By working with a child’s natural biology, we have an unparalleled opportunity to build resilience and help children thrive so that they can reach their full potential.
Education and Qualifications:
Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW)
Master’s degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Washington Tacoma
Graduate level certificate in Infant Mental Health from the Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development at the University of Washington
Certified Child Mental Health Specialist
Endorsed as an Infant Mental Health Specialist – IMH-E (III) – by the Washington Association of Infant Mental Health
Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, International Association of Trauma Professionals
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) year-long intensive training
Curriculum Training Program, Mindful Schools
I believe in living a life that exemplifies the power of empathy and compassion every single day. I serve my community as a volunteer member of the following organizations:
Director, Agape Unlimited Board of Directors
Director, Kitsap Foster Care Association Board of Directors
Kitsap Perinatal Task Force
Member, Infant Toddler Steering Committee, Olympic-Kitsap Peninsulas Early Learning Coalition
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